A huge thank you to all of the excellent exhibitors who helped make our 2022 conference a success!
|Adara||Adara helps brands win in the fast-paced digital economy by providing predictive intelligence for optimal consumer engagement. Adara connects destinations via digital advertising to 1.7 billion digital identities across 130 countries. This enables destinations to deliver personalized messages across customer journeys, driving (and reporting on) optimum revenue from every interaction.|
|Advance Travel and Tourism||Advance Travel and Tourism partners with DMOs, attractions, and vacation rental companies in the southeast for innovative, creative, and measurable digital marketing campaigns.|
|Aki Technologies||Aki Technologies, an Inmar Intelligence company, empowers tourism brands and suppliers to reach people by targeting pivotal moments in the consumer travel shopping journey with personalized advertising. We combine dynamic messaging with custom creative to adapt to the preferences of each prospect by reaching them with relevant digital advertisements in moments of optimum receptivity. With four personalization patents, Aki's award-winning technology dynamically tailors ads in the moment based on region, weather, buying preferences, and other historical and present factors. This ensures a more meaningful ad experience for the consumer that drives stronger campaign results. To learn how Aki's personalized mobile, CTV, desktop and DOOH campaigns can help you reach your marketing goals, contact Travel & Tourism Director firstname.lastname@example.org|
|American Airlines||American’s purpose is to care for people on life’s journey. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL, and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what’s happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines|
|American MainStreet Publications||American MainStreet Publications (AMP) is the largest media group serving the hard-to reach rural marketplace, collectively reaching 10MM households and 30MM readers monthly. Cooperative Living is one of 26 publications making up the AMP family of magazines, going out to nearly 600,000 homes and 1.7MM readers across Virginia every month.|
|Applied Strategies and Principles||Applied Strategies and Principles provides unique solutions with a customized approach through conversations, research, focus forums and more. Its experience with research, communication and education make it distinctively skilled to tackle issues facing firms as they grow and evolve into their next stage of development.|
|Blue Ridge Outdoors||Distributed 11 times a year across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, Blue Ridge Outdoors offers an authentic insight into the region’s best scenic destinations and wild spaces.
Now in our third decade, we are the largest free, independent outdoor lifestyle magazine in the country, inspiring people to get outside and play.
|Coastal Virginia Tourism Alliance||Located at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Coastal Virginia is a year-round destination noted for the variety of things to do all within just an hour’s drive. With eleven destinations visitors can experience beaches, outdoor recreation, history, fine arts, theme parks, shopping, fresh coastal cuisine and more.|
|Compass Media||Compass Media is a multi-media marketing agency that specializes in digital and traditional marketing solutions for clients throughout the United States|
|Consociate Media||Consociate Media, founded in 2011, has grown into a multi-million dollar marketing and PR firm serving a wide range of clients across the U.S. and beyond. Through a blend of marketing, media and management techniques, Consociate uses the rich traditions of storytelling and modern communications to help market businesses and organizations of all sizes.|
|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.|
|Epsilon||Epsilon is the leader in outcome-based marketing with a rich, 50-year heritage in helping marketers anticipate, activate and prove measurable business outcomes. Through Net Economic Impact, Epsilon's media and measurement solution, destinations have been able to use concrete transactional data to identify top feeder markets, measure return on ad spend and visitor spend by category and prove the destination's role in driving economic impact.|
|Fish Virginia First||Fish Virginia First is a membership based, freshwater fishing destination marketing initiative. They are a group of friends and colleagues that promote this niche outdoor recreation activity. They are over 20 members strong from throughout Virginia. Their goal is to promote and market their destination members and their unique fishing opportunities.|
|FPIS ||FPIS, Inc. is a professional brochure distribution and marketing company. Since 1967, they have been providing reliable distribution as well as an array of other digital and advertising services to partners all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. For three generations, as a family-owned and operated company, they have built FPIS into one of the most trusted tourism marketing companies in the United States. Their goal is to exceed expectations of their partners while providing travelers with resources when it matters most ... in market with more than 1,000 locations within Virginia alone. Their name says it all - First Priority Is Service.|
|Gray Destination Marketing||Gray Destination Marketing is a subsidiary of Gray Media Group dedicated to creating lasting connections between travelers and destinations. By leveraging Gray Media’s nationwide assets, we create content that connects and deliver an audience that converts. Gray Destination Marketing, we deliver the audience, you deliver the adventure.|
|Hmble Hstle x Virginia is for Lovers||TAKE “U” OUT OF THE EQUATION, ADD IN A FOCUS TOWARDS SERVING OTHERS, AND YOU'LL BEGIN TO FORTIFY YOUR HUSTLER SPIRIT AND HUMBLE MENTALITY.
The retail project started with designing and producing t-shirts with one singular message: Keep Giving. We sold our tees at local events, festivals, and our own pop-up shops to increase awareness for our non profit The Humble Hustle Company. Xavier began selling t-shirts to raise money for the organization’s programs and initiatives until he separated the two and that birthed, HMBLE HSTLE Clothing as a stand alone lifestyle brand.
|Imagine Design Creative and Marketing||Imagine is a branding and marketing agency specializing in travel and tourism. We build unique, authentic brands for places that people love – in ways that our clients love.|
|ITI Digital||ITI Digital offers software solutions for the travel industry and has has worked with DMOs across the U.S. to promote economic development through tourism marketing for over 25-years in the domestic and international markets.|
|Journera||Journera is a software platform that enables travel companies to create seamless journeys, better experiences and more personalized offers for travelers through the secure use of data. Its unique first-party, real-time connections to the largest travel brands result in insights not available anywhere else. We create high-quality audiences based on actual booking and loyalty data; connect companies within the customer journey for improved service; and provide a controlled and compliant environment for partner data exchange.|
|Key Data||Created by industry professionals, Key Data is passionate about building flexible, real-time solutions that provide true visibility into the performance and key metrics of short-term rentals and other alternative accommodations.|
|LeisureMedia360||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.|
|LoopMe||LoopMe, the leading outcomes-based platform, closes the loop on digital advertising. By leveraging AI to optimize media delivery in real-time, LoopMe drives 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. LoopMe’s award-winning PurchaseLoop is 2x more effective than traditional advertising optimization, using cutting-edge artificial intelligence to optimize digital advertising to real-world brand outcomes.|
|MediaOne||MediaOne, based in Atlanta, is a cutting edge and industry leading full-service digital marketing firm. The team members have been involved in digital marketing since its inception. This far-reaching breadth and depth of experience means you’ll benefit from it. MediaOne will deliver the measurable results and accountability that you need, expect and deserve for your digital marketing campaigns|
|Stephanie A. Smith Communications||Share your story and extend the guest experience with purpose and strategy that elevates your brand to reach your goals|
|https://www.sojern.com/||The Sojern Travel Marketing Platform helps destination marketers reach and inspire travelers throughout their planning journey across digital channels. With unmatched visibility into travel demand and market insights, Sojern builds audiences to find the right travelers for your destination and demonstrate economic impact. The platform is flexible to meet the needs of destinations and their stakeholders.|
|Sway 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.|
|The Local Palate||The Local Palate is a Southern food culture magazine that tells the stories behind the people, places, and foodways that make up this diverse and dynamic culinary region.|
|The Vacation Channel||For over forty years, The Vacation Channel has been a leader in tourism marketing through fun and engaging videos. In addition to producing high-quality visuals, they create custom Roku and AmazonTV streaming channels, reaching visitors who are trip-planning and offering advertisers new strategies through OTT.|
|TravelTV, a WMVision Solution||Connected TV for Travel & Tourism
Create experiences guests want to repeat and share! Implementing digital solutions creates extraordinary guest experiences, maximizes spend-per-visit, and builds brand loyalty. TravelTV’s flexible solutions makes it simple to go above and beyond the standard, elevating your visitors’ and guests’ experiences to new heights.
|TripAdvisor||Tripadvisor is the world’s largest and most preferred travel guidance platform, helping hundreds of millions of people each month become better travelers. Consumers around the globe turn to Tripadvisor at every stage of the trip planning journey - from dreaming, to booking, to sharing their experiences.|
|U.S. Travel Association||U.S. Travel is the leading force that grows and sustains travel and protects the freedom to travel. Our efforts are focused on achieving our shared vision for the industry: Travel is understood as essential to the economy, American jobs, security, image, and well-being of the United States and travelers.|
|Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission||Established by the General Assembly, the Virginia American Revolution Commission (VA250) commemorates the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution and American independence in Virginia. This major event will involve and impact tourism in every corner of the Commonwealth, drawing visitors from across the nation to the place where America began.|
|Virginia Arts Festival||The largest performing arts organization in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Arts Festival has transformed the region's cultural scene, presenting great performers from around the world and making this historic region a cultural destination for visitors from across the United States and around the world.|
|Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau||The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia’s most populous city. Virginia Beach also is the number one vacation destination in Virginia. As the official destination marketing organization for the coastal city, the Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for ongoing advocacy for the tourism and hospitality industry – which is one of Virginia Beach’s largest industries. To drive tourism revenue that powers our local economy, the Virginia Beach CVB also focuses on attracting tourism product development to ensure our destination stays competitive.|
|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, Virginia Business magazine and digital media has won awards, attracted loyal readers and established a reputation as a “must read” for anybody who wants to stay abreast of commercial events in the commonwealth.|
|Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services||Established in 1877, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) promotes the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provides consumer protection and encourages environmental stewardship. The agency is headquartered in Richmond and has several field offices, four regional diagnostic animal health laboratories and a global network of representatives promoting Virginia products internationally.|
|Virginia Lottery||For 30+ years, the lottery has been committed to giving back and having fun while doing it. With nearly 50% of Virginias engaging, the lottery generates approximately $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. KENO, CashPoP, Mega Millions, Scratchers and more---the lottery has a game to match the taste of any adult.|
|Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA)||The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) is responsible for promoting, sustaining, and expanding the availability of passenger and commuter rail service in the Commonwealth. VPRA’s Transforming Rail in Virginia Program will double Amtrak state-supported service and increase Virginia Railway Express (VRE) service in Virginia over the next decade. Our vision is to deliver passenger rail service as an integrated, affordable, convenient travel option that benefits the Commonwealth. We currently sponsor four Amtrak passenger rail routes across the state serving popular destinations like Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, Alexandria, and DC.|
|Visit Appomattox||Located near the geographic center of Virginia, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the Tidewater region to the east, Appomattox County lies in the rolling hills of Virginia’s Piedmont. Formed in 1845 from portions of Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, and Prince Edward Counties. Appomattox traces its roots back to the Shire of Henrico, founded in 1611 as one of the original eight Shires of Virginia.
It is widely known for the events of April 1865 when Confederate Gen. R. E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. U. S. Grant in the small village of Appomattox Court House, now preserved as Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, located just north of the Town of Appomattox.
|Visit Norfolk||Norfolk, Virginia is a city on the water but never watered down. Built on character, by characters, it's a melting pot of people, cultures, and ideas.
Find inspiration on their shores. Explore their neighborhoods. Share their love of art. Experience their local flavors. Walk in their history. And never be afraid to loosen your sails and go wherever the wind takes you.
|Visit Widget||Visit Widget is an advanced, cross-device application that creates an engaging and intuitive way for visitors to research, plan, and experience their visit to your city. Ideal for CVBs, DMOs, and tourism boards, our platform focuses on giving your visitors an intuitive and engaging way to experience your destination.|
|VistaGraphics, 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.|