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Fairfield will join Travel and Tourism Week celebration

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From page B7 | May 04, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — More than 100 people are expected to gather at a Suisun Valley winery Thursday to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week and the impact this industry has on Fairfield, Solano County and the surrounding region.

The event, hosted by the Fairfield Conference & Visitors Bureau, will include Fairfield and Solano County dignitaries and elected officials as well as representatives from area hotels, wineries and attractions.

This celebration is one of many that will take place around the country through May 11 as part of the 31st annual National Travel and Tourism Week.

“Travel and tourism is a key economic driving force in Fairfield and Solano County,” said Anand Patel, the president and CEO of the Fairfield Conference & Visitors Bureau, in a press release. “It supports jobs and allows the city and county to benefit by way of sales and occupancy taxes.”

Travel supports 14.9 million jobs in the United States, according to press release. In Solano County, travel and tourism employed 7,082 people in 2012. The industry contributed to $601.5 million in direct spending and $163 million in direct earnings in that year alone. Local tax receipts totaled $7.5 million with state tax receipts at $28.9 million, the press release said.

The area boasts destinations such as Jelly Belly, Anheuser-Busch, golf courses, Suisun Valley, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and the Western Railway Museum, to name a few.

“Many visitors and even locals are surprised with how much there is to do in and around Fairfield,” Patel said in the press release. “We have made some great strides in educating not only potential visitors to the area about all the great things to do in Fairfield, but also the local community.”

The Fairfield Conference & Visitors Bureau markets and promotes the Fairfield region as a destination for meetings, events, travel and tourism. The bureau, an independent nonprofit organization, was created in 2004 by a Business Improvement District and is funded by 18 lodging properties in Fairfield.

For information, call 399-2445 or visit www.visitfairfieldca.com.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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  • innovationinstitutellcMay 04, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Fairfield city Council is going all out for economic development. Economic development creates a bigger tax base. With a bigger tax base the might not need to raise taxes. For example economic development creates more jobs. More jobs means more tax revenue. Let's strain on government resources to pay unemployment compensation.

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  • Grace smithMay 05, 2014 - 2:32 am

    Hello Amy Maginnis Honey Its feels pleasure after read such experience about Fairfield will join Travel and Tourism Week celebration. Thanks to share. I really appreciate and pleased.

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