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Articles tagged “virginia”

Virginia Tourism Revenues Increased to $23 Billion in 2015

Virginia is a rare example of a state that has a more than 40-year-old tourism slogan that still works and resonates with visitors. The state has been able to take the iconic "Virginia is For Lovers" slogan and segment that into food and outdoors, for example, that appeal to different kinds of travelers.

4 months ago

Skift Podcast: Do Tourism Slogans Matter in Modern Marketing?

It's not necessary to capture a destination on a bumper sticker (just ask France or Italy), but it certainly helps when it comes to modern tourism marketing.

5 months ago

Virginia Tourism Programs Get $812K for Marketing Campaigns

When a governor sees that marketing campaigns have increased tourism to a state, he or she is more than happy to lend a helping hand.

7 months ago

Richmond, VA Latest City to Learn Big Events Don’t Equal Big Tourism

When it comes to events, even the pope can disappoint.

10 months ago

Virginia County Bets on Moonshine Tourism in Rural Region

We have rarely seen a bad mood by a tourism board marketing a region's food and drink benefits.

11 months ago

Virginia’s Governor Touts State’s Tourism Haul in 2014

We always doubt political leaders when they say anything, but we do appreciate the enthusiasm when it comes to bragging about tourism numbers.

1 year ago

Williamsburg Hopes This George Washington Impersonator Will Improve Tourism

We're not sure if this will work, but we are impressed that Williamsburg didn't do the typical lazy tourism board thing and buy big ads in travel trade print magazines.

1 year ago

Virginia Set a New Record for International Visitors in 2014

1 year ago

Interview: Virginia Tourism CEO on Using Love to Sell a State

It's near impossible to measure the exact influence a slogan has on getting tourists to a destination, but Virginia is certainly making the most of its catchphrase by getting small businesses onboard and creating revenue opportunities.

1 year ago

Virginia Museum Celebrates the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

Visitors to Bristol, Virginia on the Tennessee line can take in the country music museum and some authentic history without all the gimmicky sideshows that are prevalent in Nashville and elsewhere.

2 years ago

Virginia Beach Lifeguard Stands Undergo a Colorful Transformation

Public art projects have become a popular way for local companies to expose themselves to tourists and to change the landscape of a familiar destination.

2 years ago

Virginia Beach Looks to Tourism to Boost Military-Dependent Economy

The area has a high potential for growth if it can figure out a strategy to overcome obstacles including regional competition and lack of transportation infrastructure.

2 years ago