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  • Calendar

    • 2017 GoBRT Annual Summit

      Feb 28, 2017
      Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Winchester
      GoBRT Academy, the educational division of Go Blue Ridge Travel, in its commitment to bringing educational seminars to the valley opens its doors to the community to attend an educational business workshop that will center on the leading marketing issues today. Read More
    • 2017 StayVA Conference

      Feb. 27-28, 2017
      The Brownstone, 10 E. Franklin St. Richmond, VA 23219
      We invite you to recharge your batteries while reconnecting with fellow innkeepers at the StayVA 2017 conference.  Read More
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  • Virginia Tourism Industry News

  • Exclusive IPW Discount for Mid-Atlantic Suppliers

    IPW is a one-of-a-kind event: With more than 6,300 delegates from 70+ countries in attendance, it’s the ultimate place for you to connect directly with travel buyers and grow your international business. For the first time in its history, it will be held in Washington, D.C., providing you with a prime opportunity to showcase your organization to an eager audience, and secure your share of the $4.7 billion in future travel that will be booked at IPW, June 3-7.

    For a limited time, early rates are being extended to Mid-Atlantic-area suppliers. Register by February 28 to take advantage of discounted pricing. (Contact Susan Sandberg at ssandberg@ustravel.org or 202.218.3643 for details.) IPW hasn’t been in this region for more than a decade; don’t miss the chance to attend while it’s in D.C.

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    Audience Awards Online Short Film Contest

    Virginia is for Film Lovers

    Calling all film lovers! Virginia Tourism and the Virginia Film Office have partnered together to launch an online short film contest! The contest opens on November 3rd and will be accepting submissions until May 29th 2017. $15,000 will go to the winning shorts- so don’t miss out! The contest is managed by the Audience Awards platform; for full details go to Virginia.org/filmlovers. For more information contact: Emily Wyman.
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    Tourism Revenues Reached $23 billion in 2015

    ~ Statewide data show increase of 2.4% compared to 2014 ~

    Data released by the U.S. Travel Association reveals that all regions in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year. According to the U.S. Travel Association, tourism in Virginia generated $23 billion in travel spending. Tourism also supported 223,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and $1.6 billion in state and local taxes
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    Virginia Industry Marketing Program

    Virginia Tourism is excited to announce its brand new Virginia Industry Marketing Program (formerly known as the VTC Co-Op Plan) is available for planning and buying purposes. It’s been renamed because we’re providing brand new opportunities that are so much stronger than a traditional co-op. Click here to learn more about how the new plan can you help your business or organization.
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    3 New Ways to Reach LGBT Visitors

    LGBT travelers have a large, disposable income and travel more, stay longer and spend more money – an estimated $57 billion in the U.S., annually. Ensure LGBT travelers know about your authentic and welcoming LGBT-friendly lodging, dining, retail, attractions, meetings, and outdoor Virginia experiences.

    > Add or Update your listing and select the new LGBT-friendly check box when describing your business

    > Use the VA LGBT Tourism resource guide to connect with LGBT visitors seeking authentic and welcoming Virginia experiences.

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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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