It Pays to Stay in Alexandria, Virginia, this Summer June 25, 2008
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It Pays to Stay in Alexandria, Virginia, this Summer



Visitors booking two-night stay through VisitAlexandriaVa.com receive $25 Visa gift card
and coupons to local businesses and attractions

Alexandria, VA (June 25, 2008) - Visit Alexandria invites visitors to get away with more fun in Alexandria this summer with a $25 Visa gift card and coupons totally more than $600 in value redeemable at local businesses and attractions. The $25 gift card and coupons are available to visitors who book a two-night minimum hotel stay now through Labor Day on www.visitalexandriava.com/.

"Alexandria's charming streets, unique shops and trendy restaurants are a great escape for time-crunched travelers," said Stephanie Brown, President and CEO of Visit Alexandria. This promotion helps our visitors to get away with more fun at less cost. The gift card and discount coupons will help travelers to Alexandria defray some of the increased transportation costs that may discourage summer leisure travel." The Travel Industry Association (TIA) reports a six percent increase in the Traveler Price Index (TPI) in April compared to the same time a year ago. The TPI measures the seasonally unadjusted rate of the cost of travel.

Once you get to Alexandria, it's easy to park the car and get around. The new King Street Trolley is free and runs up and down the main street in Old Town, and the Water Taxi taking travelers to Mount Vernon, Georgetown and National Harbor/Gaylord. Alexandria also has five stops in the DC Metro system. Many of the shops, restaurants, attractions and hotels in historic Old Town are within walking distance of each other.

Located within eyesight of Washington, DC, historic and charming Alexandria, VA, is the perfect summer destination. From restaurants led by chefs eager to make their mark with the freshest, local ingredients combined with a boutique district able to satisfy the serious shopper's search for designer clothes, shoes, antiques and home decor, along with a thriving art scene, festivals, live music and a variety of accommodations, there are many reasons to visit Alexandria.

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