Nine months ago, in a move that would have shaken the world's foundations had anyone noticed, Prince William County appointed Kevin Costello as its Tourism Director. Despite the fanfare typically accompanying a new hire, this announcement was met with resounding silence, prompting many to ask, "Why would any tourist want to visit Prince William County?"
Costello, a tourism industry veteran, has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to promote the county's attractions. However, his efforts have achieved limited success, as residents continue to question why anyone would visit their community.
When asked about Costello's accomplishments, County Executive Christopher Shorter Smith confessed, "To be honest, we're not entirely sure. It's not that he's doing a bad job; really, the opposite is true. It's just that... well, we don't really have much to offer tourists. It's mostly just a lot of strip malls and chain restaurants."
Costello has faced a steep challenge in promoting Prince William County to the masses. His clever marketing campaigns, including the now-infamous "Come for the Abandoned Shopping Carts, Stay for the Suburban Sprawl" slogan, have done little to attract tourists to the area.
In an exclusive interview, Costello expressed his ongoing enthusiasm for the challenge. "I am committed to putting Prince William County on the map," he said. "There's a real hidden charm here. We just need to, um, find it first."
Despite his position going unnoticed for nine months, Costello insisted that he has been hard at work developing innovative strategies to attract tourists. "I'm creating a new slogan: 'Prince William County: We Exist!'" he said proudly.
Undeterred by the lack of recognition and scarce tourist presence, Costello remains optimistic. "Tourism is like a fine wine," he mused. "It takes time for the flavors to develop. I believe that one day, Prince William County will be the Napa Valley of... well, whatever it is we're known for."
As Kevin Costello continues his solitary quest to make Prince William County a must-see destination, one thing is certain: the county has never had a tourism director quite like him. Or, at least, nobody would have noticed if they had.