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Sign up today for the next session of the quarterly Arlington Concierge College, to be held Wednesday, June 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Crystal City! Presented by the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (ACVS) with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), this FREE, four-hour educational program will give concierges and guest-services personnel the latest and greatest info on the stores, restaurants, events and attractions of Crystal City. Click here to sign up now, or contact Monica Cannon, Visitor & Convention Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 228-0874 for more information.
Aimed at generating Arlington hotel bookings from mid-May through mid-September, the 2012 StayArlington Capital Summer Vacations promotion launched with ads in the May/June issues of AAA World magazine and Amtrak's Arrive magazine, reaching over 4 million East Coast readers. The package includes low summer hotel rates with on-property value-adds; a free gift tote with discounts and giveaways from The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City; and a choice of local attraction tickets from Martz Gold Line/Gray Line, the Newseum or Open Top Sightseeing. Capital Summer Vacations are also being promoted through email blasts to nearly 80,000 Amtrak customers and StayArlington e-Club members, and through additional online channels. Hotels that have not yet signed up to participate should contact Mariel Rodas, Regional Market Manager for aRes Travel, Inc. , at (858) 300-8635 (office), (858) 736-1281 (cell) or email@example.com.
ACVS Director Emily Cassell represented Arlington and the Southeast Tourism Policy Council at the Grassroots Congressional Travel Summit, co-hosted in D.C. by the Southeast Tourism Society, National Tour Association and the Destination Marketing Association International. Held May 8 and 9, the summit included an overview of Brand USA, as well as presentations from Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus co-chair Rep. Sam Farr (CA), Rep. Mazie Hirono (HI) and Senate Travel Caucus co-chair Sen. Mark Begich (AK). Additional events that week included a renewal signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding between Southeast Tourism Society and 12 federal agencies, and a preview of the administration's National Travel & Tourism Strategy featuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Commerce Secretary John Bryson.
Arlington's very own Westin is one of two U.S. pilot sites for the exciting new Westin Hive, a sleek and high-tech instant meeting space. From video conferences to brainstorms, sales pitches to interviews, the Westin Hive – located off the hotel's lobby at 801 N. Glebe Rd. – can be booked online in advance or spur-of-the-moment for $50 an hour. Whether it's a marketing team seeking a private co-working venue or a wedding client needing a place for the babysitter to entertain guests' kids, the Hive offers the latest in Samsung technology and design-forward furniture, plus Media:Scape, a technology enabling participants to share digital information on central display screens. The hourly rate includes water and snacks, office supplies, a floor-to-ceiling white board and access to play DVDs and music. To learn more, check out www.liquidspace.com.
Looking for a quick and easy way to familiarize meeting and group prospects with Arlington? In addition to pointing them to the StayArlington website, you can also email them this link to our sharp-looking flip-book version of the 2012 Arlington Visitors Guide: http://vgnet.com/issuu_books/arlington_visitors_guide.html. They'll discover a great overview of Arlington neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants, arts, nightlife and more, plus details on attractions and transportation throughout the Washington, D.C. , area. And for those of you who purchased advertising in this year's guide, this is one more way to get exposure for your ad! To order printed Arlington Visitors Guides (and Arlington Official Maps, too! ), call or email Visitor & Convention Services Manager Monica Cannon at (703) 228-0874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have news that's of interest to Arlington visitors? When you do, remember to send it to Courtney Cacatian, Acting Marketing Manager, at email@example.com. From major hotel renovations to fresh new restaurant menu offerings, we're always looking for Arlington content (both text AND images, where possible) to feature in StayArlington blogs, Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Pinterest pins and beyond. Take advantage of this free opportunity to expand your hotel's, restaurant's or store's reach to potential Arlington visitors.
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