Dear Tourism Partners,

Happy New Year from VTC! At your state DMO, things are bubbling as we continue to put 2020 and the COVID pandemic in the rear view. We have new staff coming on board, new opportunities for partnerships, and an unfailing positive outlook for travel in 2023. In the coming weeks, we'll be rolling out the 2023 Virginia Travel Guide, introducing a new ad campaign, celebrating Valentine's Day and Black History Month, and that's just the beginning.

If you haven't done it yet, now is a great time to take a breath, reset, and review what worked for your travel marketing in 2022 and where you can push the envelope. VTC continues to look for the best opportunities to bring tourists and their spending to Virginia and your localities. As they say, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take, so try something innovative, take your shot, and celebrate the wins with the failures. VTC will be here to back you all the way.

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VTC Grant Funding Programs

VTC Grant Funding Programs Opening Soon

Virginia Tourism Corporation will open three grant funding programs on Tuesday, January 17th. These are the Destination Marketing Organization Marketing Program, the Special Events & Festivals Program, and the Marketing Leverage Program. For information on eligibility, match and maximum awards, please visit

Remember: The VA250 Marketing Leverage Program closes on Tuesday, January 24 at 5 p.m. Details on that program can be found on and

Update your Winter and Black History Month Content

We Need Your Winter and Black History Month Content

Happy New Year! Please update your winter, Black History Month and Valentine's Day deals and packages on Contact Robin with questions, Don’t have an account? Create one by filling out the Extranet Request Form.

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Save the Date: 2023 Visitor Center Seminar

2023 Visitor Center Seminar - March 20-22

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars now to for the 2023 Visitor Centers Seminar. Please plan to join us March 20-22 in lovely Stafford, VA at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. Tour Stafford will be our locality host for this annual event and they are planning a memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you there. Registration and details to follow soon. Please contact Val Guffy for any additional information.

VTC Welcomes Christian Moquin

VTC is pleased to welcome Christian Moquin as the Creative Generalist/Graphic Designer. Christian will be taking on the day-to-day design projects for VTC. Christian is a graduate of the New Hampshire Institute of Art and comes to us after years of experience building his portfolio in the freelance world and local media companies such as Rocket Pop and Image360RVA. Christian’s great attitude and impressive creative abilities will be a major asset to VTC moving forward.

Virginia Green Travel

It's time to apply for a Virginia Green Travel Star AwardTravel Star & Leader Awards are given in 13+ sector categories, and we also recognize Innovative Green Projects; and finally we recognize individuals too with our Green Team All-Star Awards!  All of the awards will be presented at the 10th Annual Virginia Green Travel Conference & Awards on March 21st at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Applying is easy, but applications are officially due by January 25th. Please apply today!  


Hmble Hstle - The Outdoors Are Better Together 

Xavier brings together his eye for fashion and his love of the outdoors with his latest merchandise collaboration with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.

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