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BallstonConnect Podcast

Jan 28, 2022

We live here, we work here, we play here - so it’s easy for us to see why Ballston, and Arlington as a whole, is such an attractive place to be. But what about those who aren’t as acutely aware of the treasure that is our home?

Emily Cassell is the Director of the Arlington Convention and Visitor Service - better known as StayArlington. For over 15 years, she has led destination marketing efforts in Arlington as Virginia’s #1 county for tourism economic impact. Promoting meetings and conventions, visitor services, retail offerings, and our multimodal transportation - Emily has positioned Arlington as one of the premiere destinations for visitors across the country.

What do visitors care most about when considering places to convene or explore? How has the pandemic changed tourism in Arlington? What opportunities are ahead via the Virginia Tourism Corporation Grant?