2022 Virginia Tourism Orientation Program
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. 2022 dates coming soon!
VA-1 2022 Tourism Summit
The 2022 VA-1 Tourism Summit will take place November 13 – 15, 2022 at Hilton’s The Main in Norfolk. 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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Entrepreneur Express Program
The return of the Entrepreneur Express program, which will be offered in partnership with Virginia Community Capital (VCC), Virginia Tourism Corporation, People Inc. Financial Services, Aegis Information Technology Solutions, and the Southwest Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. The Network includes the Blue Ridge Crossroads, Mountain Empire, Southwest Virginia, and Virginia Highlands Centers. Topics covered include determining business viability, financing, marketing, technology, and more. In addition to vital skill- Calendar of workshops:
The free workshops begin May 6, 2022 and interested parties can register at http://events.vastartup.org.
See below for the full calendar of workshops. All workshops are in person and take place 9 AM-12 PM.
- May 6: Bristol Chamber of Commerce, Bristol, VA
- June 9: Breaks Interstate Park, Pike Room, Breaks, VA
- July 14: Crossroads Institute Higher Education Center, Galax, VA
- August 4: Pioneer Center, Duffield, VA
- August 25: Southwest Virginia Community College, Bluefield, VA
- September 14: SWVA Higher Ed, Abingdon, Abingdon, VA
- October 6: Location to be determined, Wytheville, VA
- November 10: Oxbow, Saint Paul, VA