• Event Calendar

    VTC Orientation

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    Sept. 1-2, Dec. 1-2, 2015

    Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown

    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.

     

    • This is a two-day session
      - Day One:    10:00am – 4:00pm
      - Day Two:    8:30am – :00pm


      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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    STS Fall Forum

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    September 8-10, 2015

    Charleston, West Virginia

    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

    2015 Regional Business Series - Fredericksburg

    2015 Regional Business Series

    September 15, 2015 From 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM

    Capital Ale House, Fredericksburg

    Bringing local businesses together. Network with area business owners, discuss state and regional business topics, talk about the issues impacting local businesses and hear from local legislators. We invite you to join us to discuss Effects of Policy Change on Your Business, Google's Mobile Focused Algorithm Updates, Preparing for the Impacts of the Affordable Care Act.

    Capital Ale House Fredericksburg
    917 Caroline Street
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
    Contact: Kristian Havard
    Phone: 804.288.3065

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    2015 Virginia Tourism Summit — Harrisonburg

    Tourism Summit Harrisonburg

    September 17, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:30 PM

    Court Square Theater, 41-F Court Square, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

    Join VHTA, VTC, and Harrisonburg Tourism for a look at the Impact of Tourism in Virginia & Harrisonburg.
    ~ 10 Must Dos in Digital Marketing
    ~ Tourism By The Numbers
    ~ Panel: The Importance of Tourism In Virginia

    Catch up with Harrisonburg Tourism before and after the summit
    1:00pm — Tour the new Harrisonburg Ice House
    5:00pm — Reception at Capital Ale House

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    UCI Road World Championships FanFest

    Sept. 20-27, 2015

    Richmond Convention Center

    Steps away from the Start/Finish Line, the Greater Richmond Convention Center will host the Richmond2015 FanFest. The FanFest will be the hub for all the World Championships action; more than 100 vendors and exhibitors. Visit the Virginia is for Lovers area to visit tourism partners and sample Virginia wine and beer.  The top cycling companies and products will also be showcased at FanFest and you'll see the best of Virginia – as local businesses demonstrate what makes Richmond and Virginia so special. Read More

    BBAV Aspiring Innkeeper's Class

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    September 21-22, 2015

    The Martha Washington Inn & Spa in Abingdon, VA

    Join BBAV and Visit Abingdon in Abingdon, VA. By attending this workshop and staying for the additional sessions on Tuesday, you will get the full workshop curriculum, plus the added bonus of being able to gain some “how-to” experience with breakfast and flipping rooms.

    Two-day workshop (including: refreshment break, reception and breakfast on Tuesday and an aspiring innkeeper membership with BBAV for the rest of 2015)
    Cost:
    Single attendee: $99
    Couple: $150

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    2015 Regional Business Series - Virginia Beach

    2015 Regional Business Series

    September 22, 2015 From 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM

    Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Virginia Beach

    Bringing local businesses together. Network with area business owners, discuss state and regional business topics, talk about the issues impacting local businesses and hear from local legislators. We invite you to join us to discuss Effects of Policy Change on Your Business, Google's Mobile Focused Algorithm Updates, Preparing for the Impacts of the Affordable Care Act.

    Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center
    2800 Shore Drive
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
    Contact: Kristian Havard
    Phone: 804.288.3065

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    VA-1 Tourism Summit

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    November 15-17, 2015

    Richmond Marriott Downtown, Richmond VA

    Sunday, November 15 - Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Richmond Marriott Downtown, 500 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

    Tourism & Virginia: Technology Driven

    Virginia's 2015 VA-1 Tourism Summit will focus on the importance of and how to harness today's technology. Destinations, attractions, hotel, and restaurants will learn how to put technology to work for marketing, improving the guest experience, and more. 

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

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