2023 Exhibitors

We have a great selection of organizations exhibiting at VA1! Here are some of the organizations that can’t wait to meet you:

For over 100 years, we have been serving you and other AAA members on the road and around the world. Today, we offer our extensive services to you on the internet. Now, more than ever, AAA is able to help you around the clock with all your Cars & Driving, Insurance, Banking and Loan needs. As a AAA member, you've joined over 50 million people across the U.S. and Canada who enjoy special services, valuable savings, and priceless security.

Adara helps tourism 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 & Tourism
Over the past 9 years the Advance Travel & Tourism team has grown to include over thirty travel marketing experts. During this time, we have developed partnerships with literally hundreds of clients; our work has included ad creative and design, ad messaging and other written content, social media, video, multi-channel media strategy and placement, and robust campaign performance reporting. Our team is proud to work exclusively within the tourism industry to help promote destinations, museums, attractions and other travel-related organizations.

Afton Design Co.
Afton Design Co. is an award-winning, SWAM-certified graphic design studio in Charlottesville, VA that offers full-range production design and creative services. We tackle intricate communication challenges for businesses and government entities, blending print and digital expertise to elevate projects and exceed marketing goals.
bandwango logoBandwango is changing the way that businesses connect with their community by creating mobile passes that drive consumers to businesses. Bandwango’s Destination Experience Engine (DXE), enables clients to curate free and paid experiences into passports, trails and marketplaces designed to deliver the best experiences to locals and visitors alike.

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
For over 27 years Blue Ridge Outdoors has been the premier outdoor lifestyle publication and website for people interested in adventure travel in the Southeast. Each month we inspire our readers to go outside and play with compelling stories about the region’s best outdoor destinations. Our website keeps our readers current on races, festivals, news, gear, and travel ideas.

Upcoming issues in 2023 include Best of the Blue Ridge, The Fishing Issue, The Outdoor Family edition, The Music & Camping Issue, The Paddling Issue, and more. Plus our popular advertorial "Adventure Guides" provide an opportunity to tell your story, as we highlight a different outdoor activity each month with professionally written custom content.

Blue Ridge Outdoors is a proud partner of the Virginia Tourism Co-Op program!

Compass Media
Compass Media is a multi-media marketing agency that specializes in digital marketing and custom publishing solutions for clients throughout the United States.

Cooperative Living
Cooperative Living magazine is the voice of Virginia’s and Maryland’s consumer-owned electric cooperatives. Published for more than 70 years, the magazine offers Virginia and Maryland a circulation of more than 595,000 copies, reaching upwards of 1.7 million readers 10 times annually.

Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider. Our comprehensive suite of solutions automates and simplifies the entire event management process to maximize the impact of events.

Department of Conservation & Recreation
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is the state's lead natural resource conservation agency. DCR protects what Virginians care about - natural habitat, parks, clean water, dams, open space and access to the outdoors. We enable and encourages people to enjoy and benefit from Virginia's natural and cultural resources

Dominion Energy
We employ over 17,000 people in 13 states, providing reliable, affordable, clean energy to nearly 7 million customers. We're creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. We invest in communities where we live and work and protect our natural resources. We believe Actions Speak Louder.

Effectv is an audience delivery company that combines the best of digital with the power of TV to help local, regional, and national advertisers generate results. We use first-party data to target audiences across linear TV, streaming, VOD -- reaching 60+ markets and 96 million U.S. adults (estimated Comcast and non-Comcast households).

Enradius is a location-based targeting solution that has empowered marketing firms and marketing directors in the tourism industry with precise mobile device targeting. Leveraging cutting-edge technology, Enradius enables tourism businesses to reach individuals on the move and passionate travel enthusiasts with unparalleled accuracy. Enradius, tailored marketing solutions in today's digitally connected world.

Epsilon is an advertising, measurement, and marketing technology company. We connect advertisers with visitors to drive performance and ROI. Epsilon helps clients harness the power of their first-party data to enhance, activate, and measure campaigns. Over decades, we’ve built the industry’s most comprehensive identity graph to give brands and agencies the ability to reach real visitors across all channels!

Visit Appomattox
There are few places in this world more beautiful than Virginia, and Appomattox is in the heart. Nestled conveniently between the cities of Lynchburg and Farmville. Appomattox invites you to experience the timeless, charming appeal of small-town America. Where you can experience history and the great outdoors. Experience Appomattox!

The Henrico Sports & Entertainment Authority was launched in 2022. We are your principal point of contact for our area’s sports tourism programs, which generate more than $60 million in economic impact annually. We also lead the way in event programming as well as the management of Henrico’s public and private investments. This growing portfolio of venues includes the Henrico Sports & Events Center (opening fall 2023) at Virginia Center Commons, in addition to the upcoming 17,000-seat GreenCity Arena. Other public and private facilities that the HSEA manages include the newly reimagined Belmont Golf Course, and the Frank J. Thornton YMCA Aquatic Center, an ultramodern structure and beacon of unity in eastern Henrico.

Hmble Hstle Clothing started as a non-profit organization selling t-shirts to raise funds for their programs and initiatives. The initial designs were received well, and as the brand grew, it became a successful lifestyle brand with a physical retail shop in Roanoke, Virginia. Despite the growth, the brand has stayed true to its roots of giving back to the community, and the philosophy of taking "U" out of the equation and focusing on serving others remains at the core of the brand's mission and values.

Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of premium static and digital billboards, transit and airport advertising formats, helping local businesses and national brands reach audiences every day. Please visit www.lamar.com to learn more.

Founded in Virginia, LoyalBrew is a digital passport app and network for tourists to discover and explore local businesses and destinations. We help DMOs promote and drive revenue to their food trails, craft beverage trails, and other local itineraries.

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.

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.

MSP Design
MSP Design Group is Virginia's home grown top 1% promotional marketing firm with a specialty practice in helping hospitality and tourism companies get recognized. Our global reach and local creative minds create branded products and apparel that help you sell more, engage more and motivate more. Call us today!

Our State
Across every travel sector, North Carolina is ranked 2nd when it comes to driving travel into Virginia (after Virginia itself). Reach your North Carolina neighbors with a custom advertising partnership with America's second largest privately published state magazine. Our stunning 90-year-old monthly publication is the perfect addition to your marketing tool chest, and we are proud to sponsor VA1 again this year.
RetirePath VirginiaRetirePath gives more Virginians access to a retirement savings plan at work. State law requires certain Virginia employers to facilitate RetirePath if they don’t offer a retirement savings plan for employees. It’s a simple way to help your team thrive, with no employer fees or fiduciary responsibilities. Learn if your business is eligible for the Commonwealth’s state-facilitated retirement savings program at RetirePathVA.com/employers.
Richmond Region TourismAs the Region’s destination organization, we are experts who have a deep love for the community in which we live, work, and play. We enrich the lives of our residents and visitors by sharing the unique culture and humanity that is the Richmond Region.

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.
Steller is the market leading travel discovery platform that seamlessly guides travelers from inspiration to planning and booking through the authentic experiences of their favorite creators. Steller's player distributes experiences in 1,200+ destinations to a worldwide travel audience through exclusive partnerships with leading search engines and travel booking sites.

Sway is an independent advertising agency that adds accountability to imagination. Our strategic approach is guided by data, influenced by experience, and steeped in intuition that delivers results for our clients. With collaboration and curiosity, we marry inspired creative with informed placement to elevate brands and the people behind them.
The Local PalateTHE LOCAL PALATE tells the stories behind the people, places, and foodways that make up this diverse and dynamic region. We share Southern recipes, traditions, chefs, getaways, neighborhoods, and more. Through our magazine, digital channels, events, and the Local Palate Marketplace, we connect our audience to experience these stories first-hand.
Tourism Exchange USATourism Exchange USA is a digital platform that provides an open marketplace connecting the real-time inventory of tourism product providers (hotels, attractions, events, experiences, and retailers) with global and local distributors (tour operators, OTAs, Google, DMOs, etc.), allowing businesses of all sizes to enhance their product distribution and sales worldwide.
TravelTVTravelTV, a WMVision Solution, unlocks the world through live-streaming cameras. You can use live-streaming videos to help appeal to your audiences with authenticity, transparency, and even unscripted interaction.

Trip Advisor
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.

Available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor provides more than 1 billion reviews of nearly 8 million accommodation, restaurant, experiences, airline and cruise businesses around the globe. Consumers turn to Tripadvisor to find their next adventure, compare low prices on hotels, flights and cruises, book popular tours and attractions, and reserve tables at great restaurants.
MediaOneTrue Omni helps companies engage with customers through an Omnichannel Marketing Strategy. True Omni provides Kiosk, Digital Signage & Mobile Marketing Solutions and integrates with existing channels through a Cloud-Based Platform. True Omni focuses on Customer Experience, Data Analytics, Productivity, and Revenue.

Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Buerau
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
Virginia Business is the only publication dedicated to covering economic activity in every sector and every region of the state. Since its creation, our magazine has won awards, attracted loyal readers and established a reputation as a “must read” for anybody who wants to stay abreast of business news in the commonwealth. In addition to our monthly print magazine featuring in-depth stories, Virginia Business posts breaking news and daily articles to VirginiaBusiness.com, sends a daily e-newsletter with the biggest business news around Virginia, a weekly real estate e-newsletter on Mondays and a roundup of the biggest stories of the week each Friday. Our annual publications include the Virginia 500, Maritime Guide, Hampton Roads Business, Site Selector, Virginia Meetings and in 2023 we introduced StartVirginia.

Virginia Spirits
The Virginia Spirits Board was established in 2020 by enactment of the Virginia General Assembly. It was created to provide resources for promotion of the Virginia spirits industry by a number of means approved by an administrative board appointed by the Governor. The purpose of the Board is to foster the development of the Virginia spirits industry by expanding spirits research, increasing education, and promoting the production of ingredients necessary for alcohol distillation and the production of spirits in the Commonwealth.

With over 38 years experience, VistaGraphics has its roots in hospitality publishing having published its first such title in 1985. Their evolution as a media company includes the addition of the most current digital marketing solutions customized for the tourism and destination marketing industry.

Zartico powers the possibilities of place. Makers of the first Destination Operating System, Zartico harnesses and streamlines big data, science, AI, and technology to provide unprecedented visibility into the movement of people and economic opportunities. ZDOS™ is a complete strategic planning solution that equips communities to make better decisions and navigate the future. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Zartico has decades of experience in technology, tourism, data science, and storytelling.