Information for Virginia Tourism Industry Partners.
Virginia Travel Post for June
News and Opportunities for the Virginia Travel Industry
GO Virginia Initiative
Offers opportunities for input from Virginia’s tourism industry
GO Virginia is a new initiative that will provide a framework for strengthening the economy in each Virginia region. Virginia travel industry partners are encouraged to engage with their GO Virginia Regional Councils. Think bold initiatives! All proposed projects should have significant economic impact and job creation. For more information visit www.VATC.org/GOVirginia.
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. *PleaseNote that the draft review deadline has passed.
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.
Want to be included in a blog or an article on Virginia.org? Check out our content marketing calendar for things we are working on. You must be listed on Virginia.org for possible inclusion in any blog or article.
Log into the Admin Tool to get started. Email Robin Mamunes at [email protected] for assistance.See our content calendar for 2017.
We need your summer deals and packages for our upcoming enewsletters. Content is pulled from Virginia.org so you must be listed through the admin tool 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.
Lead Reports Available from Domestic Sales and Marketing
It’s never too late to create or enhance your domestic sales database and potential business by requesting sales leads generated from desk side buyer appointments and trade shows. For a complete listing of tour & travel and meetings & conventions business development e-reports, visit Vatc.org/marketing/leads. Contact Stephanie Kenney for e-reports.
Join us in welcoming Scott Balyo as the new Executive Director for Capital Region USA. Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in international tourism marketing, organizational leadership, marketing and communications. Having worked for corporations and non-profit organizations, Scott brings diverse experience, a fresh perspective and passion for the tourism industry to CRUSA. Scott will be joining our team at IPW 2017 in DC. He replaces Matt Gaffney, who retires on June 30.
Calling all film lovers! Virginia Tourism and the Virginia Film Office have partnered together to launch an online short film contest! We will be accepting submissions until July 17, 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 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. The remaining 2017 Orientation Dates: Sept. 27-28 and Nov. 29-30. Cost: $45.
The workshop will help identify what it takes and
what it means to be a true entrepreneur instead of
an employee.Thursday, June 15, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SWCC Center for Education & Training
141 Highland Dr.
Lebanon, VA 24266
Free Lunch Provided
How can you plan an awesome vacation and help to protect the environment? With more than 1700 certified Virginia Green Travel partners statewide, you can TRAVEL GREEN wherever you go in Virginia. All Virginia Green-certified partners have made significant commitments to recycle and reduce wastes, and to reduce their energy and water consumption. You can plan your green vacation by going to VirginiaGreenTravel.org.
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