Tag: tourism

augusta county

Augusta County Tourism announces spring grant program

The Augusta County Spring 2017 Tourism Grant Program supports and enhances tourism efforts within Augusta County.


virginia

McAuliffe awards over $900,000 in matching tourism grants

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives.


virginia

Virginia tourism revenues reached $23 billion in 2015

Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $23 billion in 2015, a 2.3 percent increase over 2014, and supported 222,600 jobs.


blue ridge parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway welcomes visitors for 2016 season

Blue Ridge Parkway managers are pleased to announce the spring 2016 opening dates for facilities and visitor services along the scenic, 469-mile route.


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Shenandoah Valley Travel Association wins tourism grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Shenandoah Valley Travel Association (SVTA) has been awarded $9,200 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program.


virginia

McAuliffe anounces matching $812,000 in tourism grants

More than $812,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 39 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program.


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Harrisonburg Tourism Office projects increased travel to city in 2016

Virginia Tourism Corporation conducts research among travelers to the Commonwealth annually. The reports are an ongoing study that identifies the behavior and demographics of travelers. During 2014, Harrisonburg was number 1 of the top 25 most frequently visited cities in Virginia.


waynesboro

City Council votes to keep Waynesboro Tourism Center out of town

Waynesboro City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to nix a proposed move for the Waynesboro Tourism Center from the top of Afton Mountain into the city limits. The reason: fear of the unknown. Well, certain unknowns.


shenandoah national park

Shenandoah National Park introduces new Mobile Visitor Center

Shenandoah National Park has a new Mobile Visitor Center that will serve to provide visitors with information in the South District of Shenandoah National Park.


virginia

Fields of Gold receives Virginia tourism grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission will receive $9,995 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.


virginia

Report: Southwest Virginia nears $1 billion in tourism spending in 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the Southwest Virginia region generated more than $971 million in travel expenditures in 2014 at the 2015 Southwest Virginia Creative Economy Conference in Abingdon, Virginia.


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Tourism revenue increased in Harrisonburg in 2014

Tourism was again an important contributor to the local economy in 2014. Tourism revenue for Harrisonburg reached $112,731,885, a 0.9 percent change over 2013.


Environment Virginia

Rivanna River and other waterways key to summer fun

12,539,304 people visit state or national parks that feature waterways like Potomac River and the Shenandoah River each year, according to new data issued Wednesday by Environment Virginia.


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Harrisonburg Tourism announces Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration

Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services has partnered with the community to organize the Harrisonburg International CommUNITY Celebration as an extension of the annual Harrisonburg International Festival.


business

Civil War sesquicentennial brings millions to Virginia

An economic impact study of Virginia’s Civil War sesquicentennial shows the commemoration brought more than $290 million and 3.7 million people to Virginia.


Shenandoah National Park to offer free admission on Aug. 25

The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on Aug. 25 and Shenandoah National Park wants to give you a present – free admission.


waynesboro

City of Waynesboro announces BOOST Grant awards

The City of Waynesboro invests annually in tourism-oriented business endeavors, events and projects through its grant program, Building Opportunities to Support Tourism (BOOST).


Celebrate National Trails Day® at Shenandoah National Park

Celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 6.


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Governor McAuliffe announces tourism revenues expected to exceed $22.4 billion in 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s tourism revenues are expected to exceed $22.4 billion in 2014, a 4.1 percent increase over 2013.


waynesboro

BOOST Tourism Grant released by the City of Waynesboro

The City of Waynesboro invests annually in tourism-oriented business endeavors, events and projects through their grant program, Building Opportunities to Support Tourism (BOOST).


blue ridge parkway

Tourism to Blue Ridge Parkway creates $863 million in economic benefits

As the summer season officially starts this holiday weekend, visitation to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2015 is already up over 11% from last year. Based on recently released 2014 visitor spending numbers, increased visitation on the Parkway often means increased economic impact to neighboring communities.


Best Western Plus Waynesboro awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for fifth straight year

Best Western Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center today announced that it has been recognized as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.


Orange County to unveil new guide for railfans

On May 26 at 11am, tourism officials and local railroad enthusiasts, better known as “railfans” will gather in the historic Orange County Train Depot to launch their new Railfan tour guide “Tracks Through Time”. The tour connects railfans and novices alike to both the rich rail history of the area and to the railroad presence in the county today.


Richmond International Raceway recognized during National Travel and Tourism Week

When you hear the word tourism in the Richmond Region, Richmond International Raceway is typically close to the top of the list; attracting tourists to the Richmond Region twice a year since 1959.


Report: Tourism to Shenandoah National Park creates $80.4 million in economic benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.26 million visitors to Shenandoah National Park in 2014 spent $80.4 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,085 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $104.7 million.