• Inaugural Parade 2014
    VA1 LOVE
    VTC staff Tourism week 2014
    Launch of the Lincoln Movie Trail
    Blenheim LOVE
    LOVEwork at VA 1
    tourism week 2014
    SNPstaff LOVE
    Waynesboro LOVE
  • Calendar

    • VTC Orientation

      Sept. 16-17, Dec. 3-4, 2014
      Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
      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.  Read More
    • Virginia River Recreation Workshop

      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.  Read More
    • STS Fall Forum

      Oct. 14-16, 2014
      Charleston, South Carolina
      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

      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

      November 16-18, 2014
      Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston VA
      The Commonwealth of Virginia's Annual VA-1 Tourism Summit. Join your colleagues from around the state to learn more about Driving Tourism in Virginia.  Read More
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  • Virginia Tourism Industry News

  • Gov. McAuliffe Announces Virginia Film Industry Workforce Development Program

    ~ Virginia Community College Workforce Initiative to provide training opportunities for film workers ~

    Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a ground-breaking new initiative created to train Virginia workers for jobs in the state’s film industry.  The Film Industry Training (FIT) is a pilot program created by the Virginia Film Office and the Community College Workforce Alliance designed to prepare workers for film, television and commercial projects in Virginia.
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    The American Civil War Sesquicentennial Marketing Program applications are now open!

    Application Deadline is September 30, 2014

    The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) have created a special American Civil War Sesquicentennial Tourism Marketing Program. This program will help Virginia community organizations, working in partnership with the local tourism industry, in promoting the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.
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    Driving Tourism VA-1

    Annual Tourism Summit

    At the Hyatt Regency Reston on Sunday, November 16-Tuesday, November 18, 2014. 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.  REGISTER NOW 
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    VTC Re-Opens the LOVEwork Reimbursement Program

    LOVE is Popping Up All Over Virginia, and now is your chance to be a part of it!

    This year, VTC hopes to see the same success as previous years by re-opening the LOVEwork reimbursement program. VTC will reimburse approved projects up to $1,500 each for the creation of a LOVEwork.
    More information and apply.
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    FY2015 Media Plan now available!

    The FY15 media plan, which officially begins in market July 1, is now available for next year's media planning. Partners submitting grants will definitely want to check out the opportunities. Contact Ted Rooke at TRooke@BCFAgency.com or Thad Smith at tsmith@virginia.org for more information.
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    Advertise in the 2015 Virginia Travel Guide

    Sales close September 25, 2014

    Ad sales for the 2015 Virginia Travel Guide close on September 25th. The guide will include great new content with award-caliber editorial, inspiring photography and new videos. Email Jo Diedrich of Leisure Media 360 for rates and information. With several options available, make sure that the primary fulfillment piece for VTC is part of your marketing plan.
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  • Tourism Opportunities