Prince William County Ranks in Top 10 in Visitor Expenditures

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Provided by Prince William County Office of Tourism

The Prince William County Office of Tourism proudly reported to county tourism and hospitality professionals that the county’s visitor economy continued to surge in 2017. According to research by the U.S. Travel Association and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, Prince William County is experiencing sustainable expansion in tourism revenue year after year. The county ranks ninth in total visitor expenditures in Virginia when compared to 133 independent cities and counties in the Commonwealth.

In 2017, tourism in Prince William County generated

  • $592 million in travel related expenditures in 2017, an increase of 3.7% vs. 2016
  • Tourism supported 6,590 jobs
  • Visitor related tax receipts in the County provided over $35 million dollars in both local and state receipts that supports services and increased business and tourism investment

“Prince William County welcomes millions of visitors annually to popular attractions such as the Manassas National Battlefield Park, the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Potomac Mills, Jiffy Lube Live, Leesylvania State Park, and many others that benefit the $592 million robust visitor economy,” said Ann Marie Maher, County Tourism Director. “With the recent announcement of the USTA Mid-Atlantic headquarters, the opening of Farm Brew Live at Innovation Park, and continued private investment in multiple new hotels, wedding, event, and craft beverage venues, among other attractions, the destination continues to evolve and encourage reasons to visit and stay in Prince William County,” she added.

Newly opened and other tourism related businesses coming soon to Prince William County:

  • Cabela’s – This 79,000 square-foot outdoor outfitter is exclusive to the DC Metropolitan Area and opened in March 2017.
  • USTA – Mid-Atlantic Headquarters – The United States Tennis Association will build its new mid-Atlantic headquarters and state-of-the-art $15-million tennis facility in Prince William County in 2021.
  • 2 Silos Brewery / Farm Brew Live at Innovation Park – This eight-acre craft beer and cocktail, live music, and culinary destination opened in late 2017.
  • Sweeney Barn – A new two-story wedding and event venue that will be housed in a repurposed historic barn on the beautiful Innovation Park Campus will open in early 2019.
  • La Quinta Hotel – Manassas – A new 76-room hotel will be opening in the Yorkshire neighborhood of Prince William County near Route 28/I-66 corridor of Prince William County.
  • Candlewood Suites Dumfries – A new 83-room all-suites hotel will open in 2018 near the I-95 corridor of Prince William County.
  • Home2 Suites Potomac Mills – A new 126-room all-suites hotel will open in early 2019 near the I-95 corridor of Prince William County. This hotel will also include space for small meetings.
  • TownPlace Potomac Mills – A new 91-room all-suites hotel will open in early 2019 near the I-95 corridor of Prince William County. This hotel will also include  space for small meetings.
  • New Breweries & Wineries – In 2017, Eavesdrop Brewery in Yorkshire and Effingham Manor Winery in Nokesville opened. Cedar Run Brewery is scheduled to open in Nokesville in 2019.
  • New Restaurants & Entertainment Concepts – Rockwood Sports Bar and Club Eclipse in Gainesville, the addition of a dueling piano concept within Madigan’s Waterfront in Occoquan, the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse in Woodbridge, and other new concepts continue to choose Prince William County.

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