Information for Virginia Tourism Industry Partners.
Virginia Travel Post for April
News and Opportunities for the Virginia Travel Industry
Grants and Funding
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.
Summer, July 4th and Summer Cabin Rentals Content Needed
We need your summer events and festivals as well as your July 4th events! We also need your Cabin Rentals for Summer. We use this information in numerous blogs and articles we will be highlighting through our social channels and newsletters. We plan 3 months in advance. 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.See our content calendar for 2017.
With travel season here, now is the time to update your listings to let our LGBT travelers know that you are welcoming to all. Check the LGBT friendly option on your Virginia.org listing through the Adminstration Tool. Log into the Admin Tool to get started. Email Robin Mamunes at [email protected] for assistance
Enroll to distribute your brochures at our NEW Northern Virginia Gateway Welcome Center, on I-95N, Mile Marker 107. With a trained staff of travel counselors, this is the perfect location to promote your attractions! Prorated fee available for 2017.
Request our popular LOVEwork to promote your destination or to create a memory for those who come to your event! For commercial purposes, submit this LOVEwork application. Please note in the comments section on the form if you would like to lease the Pride 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.
Keep Virginia Beautiful and the Adopt-A-Highway program
Keep Virginia Beautiful is proud to announce a partnership with VDOT and the Adopt-A-Highway program. KVB will be promoting, supporting, and motivating volunteers to participate in this storied program for beautification and litter prevention along the roads of the Commonwealth. Learn more on how you can make a difference in the communities where you live and work.
It’s that time again! Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has awarded $145,000 for 195 different projects across Virginia! We’re awarding these grants again, in amounts from $500 to $1,000 to thirty different groups who want to make an impact in Litter Prevention, Recycling, Community Beautification, or Cigarette Litter Prevention.
Applications will be accepted on our 30 in Thirty Page from April 1st through April 30th!
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. 29-30. Cost: $45.
April 19, 2017.
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Hilton Richmond Short Pump
Reinventing your Business: Marketing from Obscurity to a Vibrant Destination
Featuring Marketing Expert Job SchallertRegister on-line by visiting Virginia CV Institute and completing the registration.
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