• Contact Welcome Center Staff

    • Val Guffy
      Director of Consumer and Partner Services
      (804) 545-5588
    • Gary Jeffrey
      Welcome Center Operations Manager West
      (276) 928-1873
    • Janet Kimble
      Welcome Center Operations Manager East
      (540) 786-8344
    • Marie Henderson
      Consumer and Partner Services Manager and Bell Tower Operations Manager
      (804) 545-5520
    • Teresa Collins
      Tourism Relations Manager, Virginia Welcome Center at Covington
      (540) 559-3010
    • Cherron Davis
      Tourism Relations Manager, Virginia Welcome Center at New Church
      (757) 824-5000
    • James Dean
      Tourism Relations Manager, East Coast Gateway Welcome Center
      (804) 966-7450
    • Shirley Edwards
      Tourism Relations Manager, Virginia Welcome Center at Lambsburg
      (276) 755-3931
    • Jeff Hess
      Tourism Relations Manager, Virginia Welcome Center at Bristol
      (276) 466-2932
    • Donna Powers
      Tourism Relations Manager, Virginia Welcome Center at Skippers
      (434) 634-4113
    • Kathleen Reilly
      Tourism Relations Manager, Virginia Welcome Centers at Clear Brook and Manassas
      (703) 361-2134
    • Alice Vaughan
      Tourism Relations Manager, Virginia Welcome Center at Bracey
      (434) 689-2295
  • Virginia Welcome Center Services

    As gateways and “first-stop” destinations for Virginia travelers, Virginia Welcome Centers are invaluable resources for our industry partners. The VWCs offer many opportunities to our industry partners to promote events, attractions and destinations. Each VWC promotes and distributes information for Virginia as a whole, but each VWC also influences travelers within its region. It is at this local and regional level that industry partners can really increase visibility and awareness.

    Virginia Welcome Center Directory

    Fiddler demonstration at Virginia Welcome Center.
    • Demonstrations & Exhibits –
      Showcase your destination, your organization or other tourism-related highlights and events through our Demonstrations & Exhibits program. It’s easy and there’s no charge. Just an opportunity to spend a day in a Virginia Welcome Center interacting with potential visitors and gaining valuable exposure for your organization and your area. Be creative - set up a booth, hand out coupons or promotional materials, serve refreshments, highlight local craftsman, almost anything can happen on exhibit day!
      “My walk-in bookings increased by 20% the day we held our exhibit.”
      Learn More about our Demonstrations & Exhibits Program
    • Lodging Reservation Service –
      An on-site and immediate reservation service that allows travelers to make room reservations when they visit a Virginia Welcome Center. This no-fee based service is just another way Virginia Welcome Centers enhance the visitor’s experience. We encourage lodging establishments to integrate with their regional VWC, host an exhibit and make their establishments visible in the center.

    • WC visitor
    • Welcome Center Advertising Opportunities –
      Impact visitors’ travel decisions by reaching your audience upon arrival to Virginia. Our Travel Counselors assist more than 2 million Virginia visitors each year and influence travelers as they begin their Virginia experience.Let us help market you by participating in our brochure placement program. After all,we can only promote you if we know about you.
      Advertising Program Overview

    How can you help us help you?

    • FAM
      Educate us about you. Our Virginia Welcome Center staff promotes attractions, destinations and lodging establishments statewide. Help us gain firsthand knowledge of your organization by hosting a FAM tour for these invaluable resources. These FAM tours provide our staff with the extra details and personal experience that are crucial to knowledgeably promote your organization and assist Virginia visitors. To discuss your custom FAM tour, please contact Marie Henderson at 804.545.5520 or mhenderson@virginia.org.

    • Be a VTC Partner
      Get involved. Become an active participant on www.Virginia.org and get your FREE listing. Ensure that your organization is represented to Virginia's potential travelers. Eight million unique visitors came to Virginia.org to view attractions, accommodations and events in 2015!
    • Destination, Attraction & Lodging Listings
      The Virginia.org web site (database) is the first source of information used by all travel counselors when assisting potential visitors and visitors. Whether accessed by a Virginia Welcome Center or the Consumer Services Center, www.Virginia.org is the place they start. And don’t forget, this site is a primary trip planning tool for potential visitors. With more than 8 million visitors in 2015, be sure your organization is represented. The opportunities for your exposure are limitless! More information
    • Events Listings
      List your events, events in your locale or events in your region. These event listings are not only viewed by hundreds of thousands of potential visitors through Virginia.org, but they are used by travel counselors to inform and guide our Virginia visitors. VTC can not be held liable for incorrect information or exclusion from any event highlights. Visit http://admin.virginia.org to register and begin your integration with Virginia.org!