Dear Tourism Partners,

Welcome to our new and improved partner newsletter, "The Pulse of Virginia." Formerly the "Virginia Travel Post," the Pulse is a monthly update with vital information from VTC and our industry. We hope you find these highlights easy to consume during your busy days, and that you'll continue to find all the in-depth details at

Happy reading, and thanks for all you do to keep the heart of Virginia's tourism industry beating strong!

With gratitude,
Rita McClenny, VTC President & CEO

What's New in Virginia for 2023


Deadline for What's New Submissions is Monday, September 26

Every year, the VTC Public Relations team compiles What's New, a curated collection of new, renovated or expanded attractions, accommodations and travel services opening in Virginia.

This year, we are doing this process a little differently since now we will be hosting a virtual media event in October with a high-level preview of major 2023 news, developments, and events in Virginia for 2023. We ask you do NOT submit small events, minor updates to existing places, and chain restaurant openings.

  *Please fill out the What's New submission form below and send to

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Industry Reminders

Meeting & Convention Incentive Program Application Period Closing

The Meeting & Convention Portal will be closing Sept. 30. Apply ASAP! Hotels, meeting venues, DMOs and city/local government agencies can apply. 

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VTC Orientation – Save the Date!

Join VTC Oct. 25-27, 9 am to noon, for a three-day virtual Orientation where you will learn about VTC’s programs and how to maximize your tourism potential. Deadline to register is Thursday. October 20.

Questions? Contact Judy Watkins, or 804-754-5921.

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VA1 Governor's Tourism Summit

The VA1 Governor's Tourism Summit is just around the corner! This year's summit will be held from November 13-15 in Norfolk. We have a fantastic lineup of engaging speakers and valuable, informative content that you won't want to miss!

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