• Event Calendar

    VTC Orientation

    Virginia is for Lovers Logo retro

    Mar. 3-4, June 2-3, Sept. 1-2, Dec. 1-2, 2015

    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

      Mar. 3-4
      June 2-3
      Sept. 1-2
      Dec. 1-2

      COST 

      Registration: $45

      Hotel Room: $113/night

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

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    Building a Marketing Plan for the Tourism Based Business (Part One)

    Mar. 4, 5-7 pm; Mar. 5, 10am-12pm; Mar. 5, 1-3pm

    Danville Community College, Danville VA

    Marketing is essential in promoting your business but doing it effectively continues to be a challenge for the small business. In preparation for the new Tourism initiative underway in our area the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Longwood Small Business Development Center have teamed up to bring "tourism-based" businesses a two part workshop to assist in building a solid and dynamic digital marketing plan. Part one is a fast paced, hands-on workshop designed to take the fear out of marketing. Sandra Tanner, TMP, Tourism Development Specialist, will walk you through the ways to reach your customer and the many resources available from the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Diane Arnold, MBA, CBA and former Marketing Director will provide you templates and tools for planning, tracking and measuring the results of your marketing activities.

    Danville Community College
    1009 Bonner Avenue
    Taylor Building, Suite 105
    Danville, VA

    (434) 797-8482

    Register for one session below that fits your schedule:
    REGISTER HERE FOR 3/4/2015 5:00PM-7:00PM
    REGISTER HERE FOR 3/5/2015 10:00AM-12:00PM
    REGISTER HERE FOR 3/5/2015 1:00PM-3:00PM
     

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    The Virginia Green Travel Oyster Roast Celebration

    Virginia Green Oyster Roast

    Mar 28, 2015

    American Civil War Center at Tredegar, Richmond

    The Virginia Green Travel Oyster Roast Celebration: A celebration of green tourism and the environment in Virginia! 3-8pm. Celebrate with us with Virginia Oysters, Virginia Green Certified Wines & Beer, Music, & Fun on the bank of the James River. This event supports the projects of the Virginia Green Travel Alliance and a portion of proceeds will go to support the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling program. Read More