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  • Virginia Tourism Industry News

  • 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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    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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