• Event Calendar

    BBAV Aspiring Innkeeper's Class

    September 12-14, 2014

    The Page House, Norfolk, VA

    By attending this class and staying at The Page House, you will get the full weekend curriculum that the B&B Team provides, plus the added bonus of being able to gain some “how-to” experience with breakfast and flipping rooms. There is a slight schedule difference from past workshops to allow time for these activities. You will also have the chance to meet current innkeepers at dinner on Sunday Night. Meals are covered in your registration fee, unless otherwise noted.

      Read More

    VTC Orientation

    Virginia is for Lovers Logo retro

    Sept. 16-17, Dec. 3-4, 2014

    Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown

    45 years later, Virginia is for Lovers is one of the most highly recognized tourism slogans in the world! Join us for a 2-day interactive event that will help you incorporate the Virginia is for Lovers brand in your marketing strategy. This orientation program is most beneficial for local tourism directors, and managers/owners of Virginia tourism properties.

    Orientation will be held 4 times in 2014: 

    • This is a two-day session
      - Day One:    10:00am – 5:00pm
      - Day Two:    8:30am – 2:00pm

      February 5-6

      May 13-14

      September 16-17

      December 3-4


      Registration: $45

      Hotel Room: $99/night

      Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown    
      501 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219
      Phone: 804.344.4300 

    Read More

    Virginia River Recreation Workshop

    DCR logo

    September 17-18, 2914

    Colonial Theater, 220 S Mecklenburg Ave. South Hill, VA 23970

    Through classroom sessions and on-the-water field trips, attendees will learn how to enhance river-based recreation in their communities. Presentations will cover economic impact, planning and design, resource protection and other topics related to river recreation. Virginia Secretary of Commerce Maurice Jones will deliver the keynote address.

    The workshop also will provide opportunities to explore the newly developed Southern Virginia Wild Blueway and other recreational resources in the area.

    The workshop is being hosted by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the National Park Service, Mecklenburg County and the Virginia Tourism Corp. For details and to register, go to http://tiny.cc/riverrec, or email jennifer.wampler@dcr.virginia.gov. 


    Read More

    STS Fall Forum

    STS Logo

    Oct. 14-16, 2014

    Charleston, South Carolina

    As tourism industry leaders, we not only lead the way for tourism growth, but for our destinations’ overall economic growth. For over 30 years, the Southeast Tourism Society has proven itself an invaluable resource for its members and an effective organization for advancing tourism in the Southeast. The STS Fall Forum provides an excellent venue for learning, collaboration and discussion and gives us an important opportunity to network with our industry peers, share new ideas, and forge lasting business partnerships. Read More

    VACo’s 80th Annual Conference

    VaCO logo

    November 9-11, 2014

    The Omni Homestead Resort, Warm Springs

    VACo’s 80th Annual Conference theme is “Empowering Virginia Counties: 80 Years Strong”.   Read More

    VA-1 Tourism Summit

    VA1 Drive Tourism 2014

    November 16-18, 2014

    Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston VA

    Sunday, November 16 - Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    Hyatt Regency Reston 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, Virginia 20190 USA
     Maximize Virginia's Tourism Potential
    Participate in engaging tourism marketing and development sessions
    Identify new and game changing ideas to stay competitive
    Evaluate tourism's economic impact, industry trends and marketing strategies
    Leverage new opportunities through networking and relationship building
    Advance Virginia's prominence as a premier, global, travel destination 

    Hosted by:
    Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association
    Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus
    Virginia Tourism Corporation

    Read More