• 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

    • 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
    • VTC Orientation

      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
    • Agritourism Farm Tours, Bed & Breakfast

      Dec 8, 2014
      Holston Hill Community Golf Course, 1000 Country Club Road, Marion VA 24354
      Farm tours and farm stays have caught the attention of numerous Virginia agricultural regions.  On Monday, December 8, 2014, Smyth County Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism Department will host an agritourism workshop in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, and Virginia Tourism Corporation. Read More
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  • Virginia Tourism Industry News

  • BREAKING: Governor McAuliffe and Secretary Jones to attend 2014 VA-1 Summit

    VA-1 is excited to announce Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones will both be speaking the 2014 VA-1 Summit in Reston, VA.

    Session UPDATES have are now posted on VA-1 website Agenda, and include topics such as “Creative Communities: Where do you stand?”, “Sharing Economies - Marketplace startups and traditional business: Uber + Air BnB”, “Group Business Marketing in a Digital World more

    The 2014 VA-1 Early Bird rate is now extended through Thursday, Oct. 9. Late registration now begins Friday, Oct. 10th.

    Visit the ;VA-1 Website to register.
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    Fall VTC Marketing Leverage Program is now Open

    Applications are due December 4, 2014.

    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.  
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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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    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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    Advertise on Virginia.org

    Get highly targeted click thrus to your website and differentiate your business on Virginia.org. Starting in September rates are even better as VTC shares the increase in Virginia.org traffic with the industry by giving you more impressions. For more information download this PDF and contact Jo Diedrich of LeisureMedia360 at 540-580-8767.
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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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  • Tourism Opportunities