Articles tagged “virginia”

Local Food Trend Keeps Farms at Center of Tourism Strategies

Local Food Trend Keeps Farms at Center of Tourism Strategies

Dan Peltier, Skift

At a time when climate change is already affecting destinations and scientific research is under attack in many parts of the world, millions of travelers -- lured by their love of local foods -- help make agritourism a factor that tourism boards can't ignore.

6 months ago

Virginia Tourism Revenues Increased to $23 Billion in 2015

Virginia Tourism Revenues Increased to $23 Billion in 2015

Associated Press

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.

1 year ago

Skift Podcast: Do Tourism Slogans Matter in Modern Marketing?

Skift Podcast: Do Tourism Slogans Matter in Modern Marketing?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Virginia Tourism Programs Get $812K for Marketing Campaigns

Virginia Tourism Programs Get $812K for Marketing Campaigns

Associated Press

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Associated Press

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

2 years ago

Virginia County Bets on Moonshine Tourism in Rural Region

Virginia County Bets on Moonshine Tourism in Rural Region

Casey Fabris, Associated Press

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

2 years ago

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

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

Associated Press

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

2 years ago

Williamsburg Hopes This George Washington Impersonator Will Improve Tourism

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.

2 years ago

Virginia Set a New Record for International Visitors in 2014

Virginia Set a New Record for International Visitors in 2014

Associated Press

2 years ago

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

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

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Virginia Museum Celebrates the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

Virginia Museum Celebrates the ‘Birthplace of Country Music’

Jeff Martin, Associated Press

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.

3 years ago

Virginia Beach Lifeguard Stands Undergo a Colorful Transformation

Virginia Beach Lifeguard Stands Undergo a Colorful Transformation

Kathy Adams, Associated Press

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.

3 years ago