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2017 VA-1 Tourism Summit Media Coverage

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VA-1 Earns Certificate of Environmental Commitment

For the 2nd year in a row, Virginia Green has awarded the VA-1 Tourism Summit a certificate of environmental commitment for the event’s efforts to minimize its impact by preventing pollution and waste wherever possible. VA-1’s 2017 Commitment to the Environment includes: Recycling; Minimizing the use of disposable food service products; Minimizing the use of printed materials; […]

2017 Early Bird Rate Extended

We’ve extended the deadline for #2017VA1 at the new Hilton Norfolk The Main! Due to popular demand, we’ve extended the Early Bird rate to Friday, September 22nd. Register Today » 2017 Registration Rates and Deadlines Early Bird Registration $279  through September 30 Regular Registration $299 beginning October 1 Learn More » Room Reservations Rooms are available at […]

2016 VA-1 Event Media

Thank you, everyone, for a fantastic 2016 VA-1 Tourism Summit at Roanoke’s The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2017 at the NEW Hilton Norfolk The Main.

Check out some photos and videos from the event here.

VA-1 Receives Green Certification

Aided by a commitment from The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, the VA-1 Tourism Summit has been awarded a Certificate of Environmental Commitment. The certificate was presented by Virginia Green, Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in the tourism industry, which is supported by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association; Virginia is for Lovers; […]

The New Virginians Panel

As many of you know, several of Virginia’s largest attractions and destinations have brought in new leadership over the last year. Now’s your chance to meet the ‘New Virginians’. The 2016 VA-1 Tourism Summit has gathered three of the newest Virginians for a great panel to discuss what they have seen thus far and their […]