VDP Certification Program

The Virginia Destination Professional (VDP) certification program is a Virginia-centric, DMO professional, individual certification that provides opportunities for CVB staff to both invest in their development as well as be recognized by their community and peers. 

Upcoming events

05 Feb 2015 9:00 AM • Smithfield Station, Smithfield, Virginia
29 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • The Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center, South Boston, Virginia
06 Aug 2015 9:00 AM • Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center, Staunton, Virginia

VACVB 2015 Winter Meeting

February 5-6, 2015 at the beautiful Smithfield Station in Smithfield, Virginia

Please mark your calendars and sign up for the 2015 Winter Meeting in Smithfield Virginia on February 5-6, 2015.  Registration is open at VACVB 2015 Winter Meeting.


The Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus invites members, prospective members, allied members and the public to use this site as a resource and to learn more about our association.

Our Mission: To offer our members advocacy, networking and professional development opportunities for the purpose of member destination success.  

Please use the easy navigation links located on top bar to find areas of special interest:

  • For DMO Members, there is a "Members Only" section
  • For prospective members the "Membership" section is a good place to start
  • For Allied members, the "Members" list under "Membership" will prove useful



The VIRGO Awards, which are given at VACVB's annual award meeting, are split into numerous categories and a good number of nominations were submitted for consideration this year. The awards are determined based on the quality of the submission, economic efficiency, quality, and the economic or community impact. The winners of the 2014 VIRGO Awards for their respective categories are listed below. Our continued thanks to Tubby Kubick from Chocklett Press for helping us find judges each year. (read the full press release)


2014 Virgo Award Winners

  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget UNDER $1 million: Combination: Abingdon CVB for “It’s Always Play Time in Abingdon”
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget UNDER $1 million: Online & eMarketing: Staunton CVB for their Online & E-Marketing Campaign
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget OVER $1 million: Combination: Visit Fairfax: Historical Figures Campaign
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget OVER $1 million: BROADCAST: Charlottesville Albemarle CVB - CACVB Videos & Radio Commercials
  • Advertising & Promotions - DMO Budget OVER $1 million: INTERACTIVE: for Discover Prince William & Manassas Launches DiscoverPWM.com
  • Heritage Tourism: Halifax County Department of Tourism: Halifax County Herritage and Antique Machinery Festival
  • Public Relations Initiative: Visit Fairfax: Ambassador Program
  • Regional Marketing Initiative: Virginia By Rail campaign – Visit Norfolk, Richmond Region Tourism, Discover Prince William & Manassas, and Fredericksburg Area Tourism
  • Visitor Center of the Year: Halifax County Tourism Department for their amazing new visitor center!
  • Sales Manager/Team of the Year: Virginia Beach CVB for Virginia Beach’s Sports Marketing Campaign
  • Visitor Center Manager of the Year: Kevin Sary of Suffolk Division of Tourism
  • DMO Rising Star: Tracy Kellum, Charlottesville Albemarle CVB
  • Peer Selected “Best in Show”: Staunton CVB for their Online & E-Marketing Campaign


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