Information for Virginia Tourism Industry Partners.
Virginia Travel Post for May
News and Opportunities for the Virginia Travel Industry
National Travel and Tourism Week
May 7-13, 2017
Virginia Tourism is participating in National Travel and Tourism Week by showcasing tourism product through our sub-brands that are changing the face of communities throughout Virginia. Thank you to those that submitted entries via our PR leads list call out. Sub-brands highlighted are Outdoor, Oysters, Wine, Craft Beer, Music, Lodging and The Arts. Stay tuned for video and content for #nttw17 across our social channels.
Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program Applications are OPEN!
Applications are now open 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.
Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program Applications are now open
Applications are due back no later than May 30 by 5:00 PM. The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission (the Commission) was created by the General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II. The purpose of the Virginia World War I and World War II Tourism Marketing Program – administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) – is to assist Virginia communities and related World War I and World War II sites to market commemorative events, locations, and destinations.
July 4th is one of the most popular sections on Virginia.org. Be sure you are included! We use this information in blogs and articles that we will be highlighting through our social channels and newsletters. You must be listed on Virginia.org for possible inclusion.
Log into the Admin Tool to get started. Email Robin Mamunes at [email protected] for assistance.
Are you a Virginia business or event venue who are warm and welcoming to everyone, including LGBT family, couples and friends? If so, NOW is the time to visit http://admin.virginia.org to add/update your listing on Virginia.org. BE SURE TO CHECK the ‘LGBT-friendly” box. We need events, wedding venues, wineries, craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, itineraries, dining, shopping, and outdoors. You’ll also be featured on www.Virginia.org/LGBT.
Enroll to distribute brochures, reserve an ad panel, run a digital spotlight on our 65” inch wall monitor or have a monthly tourism blitz at our NEW Northern Virginia Gateway Welcome Center, on I-95N, Mile Marker 107. Prorated fees for brochure distribution available for 2017. For more information contact Lindsay Slone, (804)922-7908 with HI Media.
Request our popular LOVEwork to promote your destination and to create a memory for those who come to your event! Please submit this LOVEwork application request. Note in the comments section on the form if you would like to lease the Pride LOVEwork rather than the Standard LOVEwork. 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.
IPW is the largest generator of travel to the United States, and will bring tour operators from around the globe to Washington, DC June 3-7.
We need you to volunteer with us to show the world just how cool this city is! Once you have registered, you can select shifts that fit your schedule. Feel free to claim as many shifts as you want.
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.
June 7-8, VTC Orientation Session Filling Up Fast!
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. 2017 Orientation Dates: June 7-8; Sept. 27-28; Nov. 29-30. Cost: $45.
Please join the effort to revitalize Southwest Virginia by attending the 2017 Economic Forum. Learn how your business, community or organization can actively contribute to the region’s success.
May 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
David J. Prior Convocation Center
UVa-Wise, Wise, VA
Please register your Virginia Green Festivals & Events to be on the Virginia Green Events Calendar! If you are already a certified Virginia Green partner and you have recycling in place for each event, you can consider any event that you host a Virginia Green Event. And if your festival or event would like to become a certified Virginia Green Event, here are the instructions on qualifying for certification.
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