2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

The VA1 Tourism Summit is brought to you by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association, the Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Presenting SponsorStill available
Opening General Session & Lunch SponsorStill available
Host City SponsorStay Arlington

A division within the economic development department of the Arlington County, Virginia, government, the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (ACVS) promotes Arlington as the best place to stay, shop, dine and play when visiting the Washington, D.C. region. Focusing on destination marketing, meeting and convention promotion, visitor services, retail promotion, and tourism infrastructure, ACVS applies innovation and creativity in attracting, informing and serving Arlington visitors and hospitality partners while supporting an exceptional visitor experience.
Tuesday Closing Session & Lunch SponsorLeisureMedia360
LeisureMedia360 has three loves. Our customers, our employees and the products we deliver to our industry. All of us at Leisure look forward to working with you on your project. Leisure is an experienced, trusted publishing partner for local, regional and statewide travel, leisure and tourism clients. We’d like to count you among them.
Monday Night Opening Reception SponsorStill available
Tuesday Opening Session & Breakfast SponsorArrivalist
Measuring offline response to online advertising has been a passion for Arrivalist’s founder, Cree Lawson, since 2003, when he first saw how DMOs needed deeper and broader visitation intelligence, and the need to link that consumer behavior to their marketing efforts. Cree founded Arrivalist to fill this pressing need and has built the platform for clients and agencies, not just for tourism but for any business that wants to understand relevant consumer visitation patterns. Today, Arrivalist clients include hotels, tourism, attractions, casinos, retail and others.
Tourism Works Lounge SponsorKings Dominion

Grab your friends and family and come to Kings Dominion – Virginia’s ultimate destination for fun! With more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, there’s something for everyone! New for 2017- Planet Snoopy is growing! Enjoy more fun, more laughs and more thrills with the addition of three new family rides plus a new event space and upgraded food and beverage locations. Pack your swimsuit and soak up the sun at our recently expanded 20-acre water park, Soak City, which is included with park admission! It’s filled with exciting water slides, two wave pools, cabanas and more!

Learn more at kingsdominion.com.
Media Sponsor - Still 3 additional opportunities availableVirginia Business Magazine

Virginia Business is the only publication dedicated to covering economic activity in every sector and every region of the state. Since its creation in 1986, the magazine has attracted loyal readers and established a reputation as a “must read” for anybody who wants to stay abreast of economic events in the commonwealth. The publication has received 17 national journalism awards since 2010.
Registration SponsorSTR

STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 15 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, an international headquarters in London, and an Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. For more information, please visit str.com.
Super Session Sponsor4 opportunities available
Student Conference SponsorVisit Fairfax is the official tourism organization for Fairfax County, Virginia. Charged with destination marketing and tourism promotion, it is directed by many of the County’s top tourism and hospitality leaders. Download the free app at www.fxva.com/mobile. Join the conversation online at Facebook.com/VisitFairfaxVA or on Twitter and Instagram at @VisitFairfax. Hashtag: #FXVA
Social Media SponsorTripAdvisorTripAdvisor, the world's largest travel platform, helps 490 million travelers each month make every trip their best trip. Travelers across the globe use the TripAdvisor site and app to browse more than 760 million reviews and opinions of 8.3 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises. Whether planning or on a trip, travelers turn to TripAdvisor to compare low prices on hotels, flights and cruises, book popular tours and attractions, as well as reserve tables at great restaurants.
Dessert Break SponsorLou Hammond Group

Lou Hammond Group is an integrated marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Charleston (SC), Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. We’ve been the leader in marketing and PR for 35 years serving eight key industries: Destinations, Economic Development, Arts, Culture & Nonprofit, Food & Drink, Cruise & Travel, Hospitality, Real Estate and Technology.
Content Marketing Workshop SponsorVista Graphics, Inc.
With over 32 years experience, VistaGraphics has its roots in hospitality publishing having published its first such title in 1985. Our evolution as a media company includes the addition of custom publishing and graphics, lifestyle publishing, web publishing, website design and development, digital target display advertising, SEO and SEM, app development, event management and ticketing solutions for any event.
Coffee Break Sponsor3 opportunities available
Charging Station Sponsor4 opportunities available
Supporting Sponsor - Still 7 additional opportunities availableCvent

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 25,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent's suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximize the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business.
Supporting SponsorCounty of Bath

Since the 18th Century, the County of Bath has welcomed travelers from around the world and from all walks of life.
Supporting SponsorStudent & Youth Travel Association

SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is “The Voice of Student and Youth Travel.®” SYTA's mission is to be the premier association of businesses dedicated to providing life enhancing travel experiences to students and young people. We instill confidence in our travelers by establishing quality and safety standards for travel providers, and we empower our members through advocacy, education, training and networking opportunities.
Keycard SponsorStill available
Entertainment Sponsor2 opportunities available
Beverage Sponsor5 opportunities available