Information for Virginia Tourism Industry Partners.
Virginia Travel Post for March
News and Opportunities for the Virginia Travel Industry
Spring and Summer Content Needed
Keep adding your spring events, festivals, packages and deals to Virginia.org to be featured in the numerous blogs and articles we will be highlighting through our social channels and newsletters. Also it is time to start thinking about Summer! We are planning 3 months in advance so be sure you are on Virginia.org to be included. See our content calendar for 2017. Log into the Admin Tool to get started. Email Robin Mamunes at [email protected] for assistance.
Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program Applications opening soon!
Applications will open on April 11, 2017 and are due back no later than June 27 by 5:00 PM. Note that if you want to take advantage of a draft review, the draft deadline is June 6 by 5:00 PM.
The VTC Marketing Leverage Program is designed to stimulate new tourism marketing programs through the creation of tourism partnerships, to leverage partners’ marketing budgets, and to extend the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign.
2017 Welcome Center/Safety Rest Area Marketing Program
Enrollment for 2017 Welcome Center and Rest Area marketing programs is now open! If you’d like to reach 33-Million travelers, enroll today! Click below for more information and online enrollment forms.
The LOVE has been traveling around the state creating excitement wherever it goes! Get your requests in now for 2017 to have the LOVE artwork come to your locality or tourism destination. Just submit our LOVEwork application. It’s that easy. For questions, contact Marie Henderson – (804) 545-5520.
VTC is offering two great affordable face time opportunities for you to network with the sports and association planners attending Connect Marketplace in New Orleans, LA on August 21-23, 2017. Past events have drawn 80-200 planners. Email Joni Johnson to learn more.
n 2014, Richmond did something no other Virginia destination has done – RVA came out of the closet with its OutRVA campaign. OutRVA represents more than a marketing campaign; it’s a welcoming way of life. NOW is the time to let the world know how welcoming Richmond and Virginia are to all. VOTE now at by March 22
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 December 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.
Join us for a one-and-a-half-day interactive session in Richmond where you will you learn about 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. 2017 Orientation Dates: June 7-8; Sept. 27-28; Nov. 28-29. Cost: $45.
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