Annual Tourism Conference takes place in Norfolk, Virginia, November 13-15
NORFOLK, Va. – Governor Glenn Youngkin will speak to hundreds of tourism professionals from the Commonwealth of Virginia on Monday, November 14 at 8:15 a.m. during the Summit Kickoff Celebration for the 2022 VA1 Governor’s Tourism Summit at the Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia. Youngkin is expected to highlight Virginia’s strength as a tourist destination and ways tourism can contribute to Virginia’s economic growth as the state continues to meet and exceed pre-pandemic tourism revenues.
This will be Governor Youngkin’s second time speaking at the tourism conference following his first appearance last year speaking as the Governor-Elect.
The VA1 Governor’s Tourism Summit is the annual summit for the Virginia tourism industry, hosted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Restaurant Lodging and Travel Association, and the Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations. More than 500 industry partners are registered to attend the two-day Summit. This year, the theme is “Riding New Waves of Tourism,” celebrating the recovery and growth of tourism in the Commonwealth. The annual event provides presentations and panel discussions including Tourism Advocacy, The Impact of Transportation on Tourism, Accessibility in the Outdoors, Inclusive and Community Focused Programming, Esports and more.
For more information on the VA1 Governor’s Tourism Summit, please visit va1tourismsummit.org.
About Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA)
The Virginia Restaurant Lodging and Travel Association is the only unified voice for the restaurant, lodging, travel and hospitality suppliers associations. VRLTA creates value for members by promoting the legislative interests of the industry and offering networking, educational opportunities, and protecting free enterprise. Inquiries about membership and VRLTA services should be directed to VRLTA at (804) 288-3065 or VRLTA.org.
About Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC)
Virginia is for Lovers is one of the most iconic and recognizable travel brands in the world. Using that powerful brand equity, Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is charged with promoting the Commonwealth as a premier travel destination by showcasing all there is to love in a Virginia vacation. The dollars spent by travelers fuel the economy, provide jobs for Virginians, and improve communities across the state. Simply put, tourism helps make Virginia a great place to live, work, and visit. Learn more at virginia.org.