Final Deadline for Virgo Awards Submission
January 20, 2017 Deadline
The VACVB/VADMO Virgo Awards submission deadline is fast approaching. All nomination materials must be submitted by January 20, 2017. The awards will be presented and showcased during the VACVB/VADMO Spring Tourism Symposium, April 2-4, 2017 at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.
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.
Spring Quarterly Meeting
The VACVB meeting was held May 18-19, 2016 in Orange, Virginia at the historic home of James Madison, Montpelier
Many thanks to Leigh Mawyer of Orange County and the team from Montpelier for their great hospitality and sharing their wonderful property with us. Thanks also to the Market at Grelen where we were spoiled by the delectable food and wine and the amazing views.
Be sure to check out the timely presentations on the Airbnb legislation, the agritourism initiatives at Montpelier and the running of equine events. There is also a presentation on the Virgo Awards which will be presented at VA-1 in Roanoke on November, 13-15.
Scenes from the Market at Grelen
2015 Virgo Awards Presented!
The 2015 Virgo Travel and Tourism Awards were presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center on April 30, 2015. The competition was judged by a panel of four out-of-state peers who made their determinations based on the quality of the submission, economic efficiency, and the economic or community impact. Once again, Tubby Kubick of Chocklett Press helped us find outstanding judges who turned in results reflecting the high quality of submissions and a very close competition.
The 2015 competition debuted new categories which were designed to more accurately reflect the type of cutting edge promotional campaigns being waged state-wide. These awards pay tribute to individuals, groups, businesses and destination marketing organizations that have significantly contributed to the Commonwealth of Virginia's economy through tourism promotion and development. The winners of the 2015 VIRGO Awards for their respective categories are listed below:
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