Discussion Summary

Following stops in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, the final DMV Travel Works stop was in Old Town Alexandria, VA, which featured a tour through the historic city with Visit Alexandria. When travel is thriving in Alexandria, the entire community benefits: Prior to the pandemic, the city saw $826 million in visitor spending annually—producing more than $27.4 million in tax revenue for Alexandria. The industry also accounted for more than 6,500 jobs in the city—employing nearly a quarter of the city’s total population. Our team underscored the incredible impact the industry has on so many of the great small businesses lining the streets of downtown Alexandria through conversations with locals and business owners—highlighting the importance of policies that will grow the industry in the months ahead. U.S. Travel’s team stopped for snacks, ice cream and visited shops to prove first hand the impact that visitors have on the city’s local economy.


  • John Chapman, Alexandria City Council
  • Rhiannon From, Visit Alexandria
  • Eric Fryer, U.S. Travel Association
  • Claire Mouledoux, Visit Alexandria
  • Nicole Porter, U.S. Travel Association
  • Patricia Washington, Visit Alexandria

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