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    • VTC Orientation

      June 8-9; Sept. 14-15; or Dec. 7-8
      Hilton Richmond Downtown, Richmond, VA
      Join us for a one-and-a-half-day interactive session in Richmond where you will you learn about VTC’s marketing strategies and programs and how you can work with VTC. Orientation is a must for tourism marketers, DMOs, managers/owners of Virginia tourism properties and those who want to increase their visitation. Read More
    • Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission Information Sessions

      Jul 7, 2016, Jul 8, 2016...
      Various Locations
      The General Assembly created the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission to plan, develop, and carry out programs and events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. Read More
    • RVA to DC Ride

      July 23-34, 2016
      Starts at Sports Backers Stadium, 100 Avenue of Champions Richmond, VA 23230
      Red, bike, and blue--we want YOU! It's RVA to DC's inaugural year, and we're ready to ride on Washington! Come bike for your rights and celebrate stars, spokes, and stripes. This is one 156-mile adventure you don't want to miss (not to mention you'll earn some serious bragging rights!). So join us, and pledge your allegiance to a more bikeable, walkable future. Read More
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  • Virginia Tourism Industry News

  • Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Information Sessions Scheduled

    Partner Information Sessions

    The General Assembly created the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission to plan, develop, and carry out programs and events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II, a statewide commemoration that holds tremendous educational, economic, and tourism opportunities. Information Sessions are available to learn more
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    Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenues Reached $23 billion in 2015

    ~ Statewide data show increase of 2.3% compared to 2014 ~

    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $23 billion in 2015, a 2.3 percent increase over 2014, and supported 222,600 jobs, an increase of 2.6% or 5,700 jobs compared to 2014. The tourism industry also provided $1.6 billion in state and local revenue, an increase of 5.6 percent. Virginia welcomed over 41 million visitors from all over the country in 2015.
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    Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program

    The VTC Marketing Leverage Program applications are now open. Applications are due on June 28.

    The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program is designed to stimulate new tourism marketing programs through the creation of tourism partnerships and to extend the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign. The objective of this program is to leverage limited marketing dollars, resulting in increased visitor spending, revenue, and jobs. The Virginia Tourism Corporation is now accepting applications only through an online application system.

    More information can be found at http://www.vatc.org/PAM/leverageprog/


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    Virginia is for Outdoor Lovers Tool Kit

    Download the tool kit pdf for the help with your Outdoor Marketing.
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    Virginia.org Image Size

    Update your images

    The Virginia.org Mobile-First new site design uses larger images in listings for businesses and events. Be sure your images are showing your listing in the best light. Get information on the preferred image size here.
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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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