Summer Quarterly Meeting
Join VACVB on the river in beautiful Suffolk, Virginia
July 27-28, 2016.
Suffolk Tourism will be our hosts as we experience Suffolk at its finest. Visits to the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, the Suffolk Visitors Center and an optional "Legends of Main Street Ghost Walk" are on the agenda. Further details will be coming soon.
Our hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn - Riverfront. Click here to make your reservations and keep in mind that our special rate will expire on June 27th. (If you choose to call the hotel at 757-774-9079 be sure to mention VACVB for the $119.00 rate)
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
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.
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:
2015 Virgo Award Winners Pictured above (l to r: Justin Kerns, Mecklenburg; Lisa Moorman, Botetourt; Leigh Mawyer, Orange; Debbie Aylor, Spotsylvania; David Mikula, Mikula-Harris accepting for Roanoke Valley; Kevin Costello, Abingdon accepting for Friends of Southwest Virginia; and Dean Miller, Fairfax)
Our Mission: To offer our members advocacy, networking and professional development opportunities for the purpose of member destination success.
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