2024 VA1 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors, who help make the 2024 VA1 Governor’s Tourism Conference a reality!

The VA1 Governor’s 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 Sponsor:

Visit Bath County
Visit Bath County, Inc, is a not-for-profit destination marketing organization working to positively impact the local economy by promoting Bath County as a year-round destination of choice. Visit Bath collaborates with local partners to create memorable visitor experiences and assists with the preservation and development of the county’s tourism products.

Platinum Sponsor:

Leisure Media 360
LeisureMedia360 is an award-winning publisher of state and regional travel guides, including, for the past 20+ years, the Virginia Travel Guide. Our digital advertising opportunities on virginia.org and programmatic offerings have aided hundreds of clients with their marketing needs for the past 10 years.

Conference Sponsor:

Nathan Beck Image
Nathan Beck is an internationally-known professional editorial and luxury brand photographer published worldwide. Over the decades, Nathan earned numerous national and international awards celebrating his photographic eye and master talent. His relaxed nature and commitment to producing the optimal images make all subjects his ideal clients.

Registration Sponsor:

Sojern
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.

Super Session Sponsor:

Epsilon
Epsilon is an advertising, measurement, and marketing technology company. We connect advertisers with visitors to drive performance and ROI. Epsilon helps clients harness first-party data to enhance, activate, and measure campaigns.

Super Session Sponsor:

VistaGraphics
With over 38 years experience, VistaGraphics and VistaDigital Agency, has its roots in the hospitality industry. Having published its first hospitality title in 1985, the company has evolved as a media company to include a myriad of digital solutions that are specific to visitor and destination marketing.

Dessert Break Sponsor:

TripAdvisor
Tripadvisor is the world’s largest and most preferred travel guidance platform, helping hundreds of millions of people each month become better travelers.

Media Sponsor:

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.

Break Sponsor:

Our State Magazine
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.

Break Sponsor:

STR
STR is the leading provider of premium global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace for the global hospitality industry. We provide data that is confidential, reliable, accurate and actionable, and our comprehensive reports empower our clients to strategize and compete within their markets.

Break Sponsor:

The Hodges Partnership
The Hodges Partnership is a Richmond-based strategic communications firm. We help clients identify, articulate, and amplify their story to reach the right people at the right time and with the right messages. From PR to social media, marketing to graphic design, we work with clients in hospitality, tourism, education, transportation, government and more.

Break Sponsor:

Visit Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, meetings, conventions, international, and sports travel to Virginia’s most populous city. As the official destination marketing organization, the CVB is responsible for ongoing promotion of the tourism and hospitality industry. To drive tourism revenue that powers our local economy, the CVB also focuses on attracting tourism product development to ensure our destination stays competitive.

Supporting Sponsor:

Virginia 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.

Supporting Sponsor:

Disney Advertising
Disney Advertising is responsible for advertising sales and integrated marketing for The Walt Disney Company’s entertainment and sports offerings through linear, digital, social, audio and ad-supported streaming businesses. This includes ABC, ABC News, Disney+, Disney Channels Worldwide, Disney Digital, ESPN Networks, ESPN+, Freeform, FX, National Geographic, Hulu, and its eight ABC-owned local stations.
Event Sponsor:

Cvent
Cvent is an industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider. Since 1999, our technology has empowered event planners, marketers, hoteliers, and travel professionals around the world to deliver incredible experiences and accelerate their success.
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