Visit Alexandria by the Numbers

  • According to a 2014 study by Destination Analysts, every $1 spent by the Visit Alexandria on tourism advertising generates $6 in tax revenue for the City of Alexandria.
  • According to the Virginia Tourism Corporation, in 2013, visitors spent $738 million in Alexandria, which resulted in over $24 million in city tax revenue collected.
  • Without tax revenue from visitor spending, each household in Alexandria would see their property taxes increase by an average of $300 per year.

In the past fiscal year (July 2013-June 2014):

  • Visit Alexandria advertising achieved 115 million impressions
  • Our VisitAlexandriaVA.com web site received more than 1.1 million visits
  • Our sales team generated over $5.5 million in meetings and group bookings
  • Our public relations team generated nearly 900 media placements, including 250 national stories
  • We surpassed 40,000 followers across our social media channels
  • We welcomed over 67,000 people to the Visitors Center
  • We created and distributed 350,000 Official Visitor Guides
  • We created and distributed 315,000 Official Visitor Maps
  • Over 300 local businesses joined or renewed as Visit Alexandria members