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Governor Northam Announces Tourism Revenues Reached $26 Billion in Virginia in 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s tourism industrygenerated $26 billion in visitor spending across all communities in 2018, a 4.4 percentincrease over 2017. In 2018, tourism in V…

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Presentations

The Virginia Beach CVB has a diverse, professional staff who stand ready to present to groups and organizations on any one or more of the multiple areas of tourism business we conduct:Local Tourism A…

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Quick Facts about Virginia Beach Tourism

Travel Matters - As one of the largest industries and economic drivers in the city, tourism plays a pivotal role in encouraging growth and funding initiatives that enhance Virginia Beach’s valued com…

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Research

The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a proud member of U.S. Travel Association, the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that gen…

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4 Little Known Facts About Careers in Travel

Share of Americans whose first job was in travel - 22% Share of travel jobs earning a middle-class or higher wage - 52% Average career salary of Americans who first job was in travel - $82,000 Share …

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Virginia Beach Offers New Oceanfront Parking Programs~Parking Passes and Loyalty Cards Make Parking More Convenient

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 7, 2018) — Parking at the oceanfront during the peak beach-going season just got easier with two new parking programs from the City of Virginia Beach. The City now offers sea…

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Tourism Enables Local Businesses to Grow

Donna Cowan, Virginia Beach ResidentBusiness Owner, Online Scene Solutions"During my time living here, I feel that tourism has grounded the city and enabled it to make significant progress with new d…

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My Journey Upward: Hard Work Pays Off in Tourism

Libby Ross, Director of SalesHyatt House Virginia Beach Oceanfront"I was 16 years old, living on the 700 block of 24th street. It was time for my first summer job, and I loved to clean so I applied a…

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Promo vendor supported by tourism touts job and population base growth

Tourism in Virginia Beach means jobs, jobs, jobs. Many people move here after they visit, contributing to the tax base and the economy in general. I can also attest to the benefits I receive as a ven…

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Public Private Partnerships Help Build New Tourism Product

Virginia Beach invests in public private partnerships to add value, economic vitality and quality of life to our community. These projects also help Virginia Beach remain a competitive option for tou…

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Workers Who Start in Travel Achieve Above Average Salaries

According to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data: Overall, Americans whose first job was in a travel-related industry obtain an average career salary of $81,900—significantly higher t…

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Video: Don't Be "Miz-Informed" About Tourism Impact

The City of Virginia Beach's Communications Office recently launched a series of videos designed to educate residents and combat rumors and misinformation. One of the first videos they produced was a…

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What Happens When Destination Marketing Stops

Destination marketing is important to Virginia Beach and other cities that rely heavily on the economic impact it provides. If funding is cut short, or eliminated, the results can be disastrous. Here…

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Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board Supports Virginia Beach Tourism Product Development

Local newspaper The Virginian-Pilot published an editorial piece on the necessity for Virginia Beach to continually develop tourism product in order to be relevant in the future. Excerpt: “The city a…

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The Importance of Destination Marketing

Tourism is a billion dollar industry in Virginia Beach. It provides nearly 13,000 jobs and pays for major public projects like the convention center and sand replenishment. While some projects are de…

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Crucial to Our Business Model

Tourism in Virginia Beach is crucial to our business model. While we are fortunate to live and work at the beach, the lack of population for 3,000 miles to the east requires robust tourism to sustain…

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62 Jobs and Quality of Life

Tourism is the reason I elected to build an office in Virginia Beach. Tourism is what allows me to employ 62 people. Personally, tourism is one of the reasons I enjoy what is arguably the highest qua…

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Value Extends Further Than Funds

As a six decade resident, I have learned over the years of the value of tourism. It extends much further than funds for our city. It is truly about the stories of times in Virginia Beach that are mem…

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Tourism Helps Meet Fundraising Goals

We specifically chose to locate our facility in Virginia Beach because the city has such a strong commitment to tourism. Since moving to Virginia Beach, we have had visitors from across the country, …

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"I Came as a Tourist First"

Everyone understands that tourism drives employment and creates jobs. In my personal experience, I actually came to Virginia Beach first as a tourist, discovered all that Virginia Beach had to offer,…

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Appear Before Council

Attending council meetings is a great way to show your support for tourism initiatives. You must register with the city clerk or deputy city clerk at 385-4303 prior to the meeting. If tourism is not …

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Email Advocacy

Email is a great way to easily voice your support for tourism ideas and initiatives. Not sure who to contact? Click here for 2018 brochure Contact City Council members by email

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Contact Your Legislators

Contact your legislators in Virginia! Tell them support tourism initiatives in Virginia. Who's My Legislator?

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Talking Points

Be prepared and knowledgeable.Get up to speed on the key messages, so you can talk to your elected officials and tell them to support tourism initiatives. Advocacy Talking Points In 2017, Virginia Be…

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Advertising Virginia Beach Means ROI

In an advertising return on investment study conducted by Longwoods International for the City of Virginia Beach, it demonstrated that for every dollar we invest in tourism advertising we generated $…

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Address: Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
2101 Parks Ave Suite 500
Virginia Beach,VA 23451100

email: tdiaz@visitvirginiabeach.com