2021 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2021 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.

Host City SponsorVisit Loudoun

From the bike trail to the ale trail, to scenic vineyard views and historic small towns, discover how Loudoun is a must-visit destination for lovers of artisanal, epicurean and culturally rich experiences. Located in Northern Virginia just 25 miles outside Washington D.C., Loudoun County has attractions for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, beer and wine aficionados and history buffs alike.
Platinum 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.
Reception SponsorCausal IQ

Causal IQ is a programmatic solutions provider hyper-focused on making your digital marketing dreams a reality. We create and execute strategies that exceed your branding and performance goals—every time.
Content Marketing Workshop SponsorVistaGraphics, 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.
Student Conference SponsorVisitNorfolk

VisitNorfolk exists to promote Norfolk's unique experiences and expansive amenities to residents and visitors as the best city of its kind to start, study, and stay.
Registration SponsorCrowdRiff

CrowdRiff offers the leading visual storytelling solutions for destination marketers. Join over 800 travel brands using UGC and web stories to showcase what makes your destination unique.
Wine Up, Beer Down SponsorGunboat Design Group

Gunboat Design Group is a multi-disciplinary studio that is deeply rooted in travel, hospitality, leisure, and the outdoors. Our mission is to provide top-shelf creativity for those that wish to pursue the best version of themselves. Great design matters and that is what we strive to offer our clients.
Dessert Break SponsorOur State Magazine

Delivered monthly, Our State features stories that celebrate the very best of North Carolina. Each issue includes stunning scenic photography; ideas for travel planning, including weekend excursions, family trips, day trips, and more; profiles of North Carolina's fascinating people, lively cities, and charming small towns; and mouthwatering recipes and culinary tips on Carolina cooking.
Breakfast SponsorTripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, 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.
Event Sponsor Cvent

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.
Session SponsorMiles Partnership

Miles Partnership is a strategic marketing company focused exclusively on travel and tourism. They work with more than 90 destinations and hospitality businesses to create forward-thinking print and digital content marketing solutions.
Media Sponsor Virginia 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.
Keynote Speaker SponsorTourism Economics

Tourism Economics combines an understanding of the travel sector with proven economic tools to answer the most important questions facing their clients. More than 300 leading companies, associations, and destinations work with Tourism Economics every year as a research partner. They bring decades of experience to every engagement to help clients make better marketing, investment, and policy decisions.
Keynote Speaker SponsorLongwoods International

As partners to leading destinations and brands in the tourism industry for over 30 years, Longwoods International is focused on working with clients to meet their research needs and objectives through groundbreaking research, thought-leading insights, and excellent counsel and service.
Keynote Speaker SponsorAgritourism.Life

Agritourism.Life began as a small project to serve a specific industry need, and has now grown into a sweeping single source platform for promotion, engagement, e-commerce and benchmarking within the international agritourism community. Agritourism.Life is quickly becoming the catalyst & connector to the life & love of agritourism worldwide.
Beverage SponsorCatoctin Creek

Catoctin Creek® was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition. They are located in Purcellville, Virginia, in the heart of the Loudoun Valley. Virginia is the birthplace of American whiskey, and at Catoctin Creek, they faithfully dedicate themselves to that tradition, producing Virginia's most awarded whisky—Roundstone Rye!
Beverage SponsorStone Tower Winery

Wine connoisseurs prior to entering the industry, Mike & Kristi Huber’s dedication to quality implored them to bring in top consultants in the industry to analyze the terroir of their 300 acre estate, driving them to plant classic vitis vinifera varietals. Their land is capable of producing a beautiful blend of new and old world styles; complex, age-worthy wines that tell a story, stories that deserve to be shared. For the Hubers and the STW team, producing world class wines handcrafted from their estate vines is the ultimate goal.
Supporting SponsorAdvance Travel and Tourism

Advance Travel & Tourism works exclusively in the tourism industry to help promote destinations, museums, attractions and other travel-related organizations. They are leaders for travel and tourism marketing, working with a multitude of tourism clients over the years.
Supporting SponsorEpsilon

Epsilon is the leader in outcome-based marketing. They help brands make decisions they can build on, eliminate inefficiency and connect interactions to real results. Powered by CORE ID®, the most accurate and stable identity management platform representing 200+ million people, Epsilon’s award-winning data and technology is rooted in privacy by design and underpinned by powerful AI.
Supporting SponsorSway Creative Labs

Sway Creative Labs uses creativity, curiosity, and collaboration to propel modern brands forward. From campaign strategy and execution, digital experiences, and identity development, to broadcast production, animation, and programmatic media planning and purchasing — Sway has the experience and ability to match the medium with the message.
Supporting SponsorLoopMe

LoopMe, the leading outcomes-based platform, closes the loop on digital advertising. By leveraging AI to optimize media delivery in real-time, they drive measurable uplift for business outcomes and more effective advertising across online and offline marketing goals, including brand lift, purchase intent, consideration, foot traffic and sales.
Supporting SponsorVirginia Lottery

For over 30 years, the Virginia Lottery has been building an amazing organization committed to growing and giving back, and having fun while doing it too. Operating entirely on revenue from game sales, the Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.
Supporting SponsorZartico

Creators of the world's only Destination Operating System,
the Zartico team combines art and science to uncover intelligence and insights to steward and elevate the visitor economy of global communities.