VTC markets the state of Virginia as a premiere destination to the group tour and travel industry through national, regional and professional tour and travel membership organizations and conventions, as posted on our Marketing Calendar. Attendance at these conventions offers the opportunity to meet one on one through prescheduled appointments with tour operators.
Trade show partnerships and lead reports
Lead Reports are prepared following each convention VTC attends and are made available to the Virginia travel industry to request for further development of group business. Notice of available Sales Leads are posted on this website and announced in our monthly Pulse of Virginia enewsletter throughout the year.
To showcase our Virginia travel products to the group industry, VTC solicits partnerships with Virginia members of the group tour trade associations and plans sponsorship opportunities at national and regional conventions. Check the monthly Pulse of Virginia enewsletter for opportunities and the marketing calendar for lists of shows VTC participates in. Contact Joni Johnson at [email protected] with any questions about trade shows, sales missions and to request lead reports.
VTC has memberships in the following Travel Trade Associations:
- American Bus Association
- Bus Association of New York
- Greater New Jersey Motorcoach Association
- National Tour Association
- North Carolina Motorcoach Association
- Pennsylvania Bus Association
- South Carolina Motorcoach Association
- Southeast Tourism Society
- Student Youth Travel Association
- Travel South USA
- US Travel Association
- Virginia Motorcoach Association
VTC works with Virginia travel industry to update their group friendly travel products including suggested day and multi-day trip ideas, student performance venues and receptive/guide/charter companies. Make your business is visible to these buyers by adding a listing to the website.
Promote your Group Friendly Tour Product
Let us help you promote your group friendly travel products. We need you to add your suggested itineraries, performance venues and services. Please help spread the word with your local partners to add listings for your region.
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Instructions to Add/Update your Student Performance Venue
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