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  • Calendar

    • Virginia Green Conference & Green Travel Star Awards

      Feb 23, 2016, Feb 24, 2016
      Renaissance Arlington – Capital View
      Save the Date! 3rd annual Virginia Green Travel Conference & Mid-Atlantic Green Tourism Business Expo. Read More
    • Visitor Centers Seminar

      March 16-17, 2016
      Roanoke, VA
      Come join us in Virginia’s Blue Ridge for the annual Visitor Centers Seminar which promises to be an engaging program. The Early Bird registration rate will be available until February 12th. Read More
    • Virginia Food Expo

      Mar 23, 2016
      Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond VA
      Food Buyers: Discover, taste, and order Virginia sourced food and beverage products for your restaurant.Free for industry buyers. 
      Food Wholesalers: Exhibit Virginia sourced oysters, foods, wines, brews, and beverages and get your products in front of restaurant and store buyers. There is a booth fee. Read More
    • VTC Orientation

      March 23-24; 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
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  • Virginia Tourism Industry News

  • 2016 Culinary Challenge Nominations

    Due February 10

    Submit your favorite restaurant that has a strong Virginia influence, utilizes local ingredients, or is a favorite of locals. The list of nominations will be judged by an independent panel and each selected restaurant will be placed into a vote-off based on five categories. The final votes will determine the five 2016 Virginia is for Food Lovers Culinary Champions, which will be featured through the Virginia is for Lovers social media channels and on Virginia.org.
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    Visitor Centers Seminar

    Registration Available Now

    Come join us in Virginia’s Blue Ridge for the annual Visitor Centers Seminar. This year’s event will be held March 16-17 and promises to be an engaging program. The Early Bird registration rate will be available until February 12th so reserve your seat now. We look forward to seeing you in Roanoke!
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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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