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    • 2016 SWVA Economic Forum

      May 12, 2016
      David J. Prior Convocation Center on the campus of UVa-Wise in Wise, Virginia
      The 2016 SWVA Economic Forum is a day of discovering what makes Southwest Virginia strong, connecting to individuals and organizations with similar initiatives and passions and igniting a call to action for the success of the region. Read More
    • 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
    • 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 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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    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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    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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