Virginia Tourism Orientation Program | 2024
Virginia is for Lovers is one of the most highly recognized tourism slogans in the world. Find out how the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) promotes its brand and Virginia as a tourism destination. Join us for a one-and-a-half-day interactive event where you will learn about VTC’s marketing techniques and practices that can help increase visitation to your events, attractions, destinations or region. 2024 dates coming soon!
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VA-1 Tourism Summit | 2024
The 2024 VA1 Governor’s Tourism Summit will take place November 13 – 15, 2024 at the Omni Homestead Resort – Hot Springs, VA. We’re working on a slate of compelling speakers, sessions, and events and will share more information soon.
VRLTA | Tourism Training
We can all be tourism ambassadors! Whether you are a native or a newcomer, you can promote your area to others. Learn how below, with some of the programs available across the Commonwealth. Or, explore AHLEI’s Guest Service Gold Tourism program to take your training to the next level!
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Virginia Startup Program
Starting your own business is more than a job – it’s a passion, lifestyle choice, and dream for many people. Virginia is loaded with training programs, new business award contests, launch aids, and numerous capital sources. The mission of our team and partners is to connect you to entrepreneurial resources. Our team and partners are anxious to help you be successful.
The team of partners includes: Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Small Business Development Network, LOCUS Community Focused Capital, People Inc., and the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator. We offer a variety of training programs to help new and existing entrepreneurs build their skills, access local, state and federal resources, and network with other business owners to ensure success. If you need one-on-one business counseling, our network of partners is staffed with friendly and skilled staff who provide on-site or teleconference assistance sessions to help you grow your business and connect to resources in Virginia.