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    • Agritourism and the Farm

      October 9, 2015 10 am - 2:30 pm
      Russell Couny Fairgrounds
      Topics include: The Success Stories: The Farmers Who Are Making it Work
      The Liability: Managing Agritourism Liability
    • Digital Marketing for Tourism Workshop

      October 21, 2015 8:30-11:30 am
      Greenfield Education & Training Center, 57 S Center Drive, Daleville, VA 24083

      Learn how to take advantage of the marketing opportunities available through VirginiaTourism Corporation:

      Working with Virginia Tourism and Virginia.org.
      Creating and implementing a content marketing strategy.
      Best practices for travelsites on social media.
      Engaging travelers on mobile devices.

      RSVP: Space is limited, please RSVP by 10/16/15 to Lisa Moorman at Lmoorman@botetourtva.gov. Registration is Free.

    • VA-1 Tourism Summit

      November 15-17, 2015
      Richmond Marriott Downtown, Richmond VA
      The Commonwealth of Virginia's Annual VA-1 Tourism Summit. Join your colleagues from around the state to learn about Tourism and Virginia: Technology Driven. Read More
    • Virginia Green Conference & Green Travel Star Awards

      Jan 25, 2016, Jan 26, 2016
      Renaissance Arlington – Capital View
      Save the Date! 3rd annual Virginia Green Travel Conference & Mid-Atlantic Green Tourism Business Expo. Read More
    • Virginia Travel & Hospitality Day at the General Assembly

      Jan 28, 2016
      General Assembly Building, 1000 Bank Street Richmond, VA
      Join the Virginia tourism and film industries at the General Assembly on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in Richmond. "Tourism teams," comprised of representatives from across Virginia will visit lawmakers to discuss issues affecting Virginia's travel and tourism industry during the GA session. Read More
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  • Virginia Tourism Industry News

  • Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program Applications are now open!

    Application deadline is November 12, 2015 by 5:00 PM.

    (Note that if you want to take advantage of a draft review, the draft deadline is October 29, 2015 by 5:00 PM.)
    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, length of stay, revenue, and jobs. The Virginia Tourism Corporation is now accepting applications only through an online application system. For more information, please visit http://www.vatc.org/pam/leverageprog/

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    Register Now for VA-1

    Richmond Marriott Downtown, Nov. 15-17, 2015

    Virginia & Tourism: 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 Tourism Corporation, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, and Virginia Association of Convention & Vistors Bureaus. Register Now

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    Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenues Expected to Exceed $22.4 Billion in 2014

    ~ New statewide data shows a forecasted increase of 4.1% compared to 2013

    Governor Terry McAuliffe announces today that Virginia’s tourism revenues are expected to exceed $22.4 billion in 2014, a 4.1 percent increase over 2013. In 2014, tourism in Virginia supported 216,300 jobs, an increase of 1.5 percent in employment, and provided more than $1.5 billion in state and local taxes, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to 2013. The increase is largely attributed to Virginia’s authentic, local travel experiences and surging culinary scene.
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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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    Advertise on Virginia.org

    Get highly targeted click thrus to your website and differentiate your business on Virginia.org. 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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