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    • 01 Jan 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • 31 Dec 2017
    • 11:59 PM
    • on-line certification program

    VDP - Virginia Destination Professional                                      Certification

    Program Registration

    The VACVB VDP certification is a unique Virginia-centric DMO individual professional certification. Using activities and events you have participated in since January 1, 2015 and forward, you may register for this certification program. There are two components to this certification program, a knowledge component and an experiential component, which must be completed to earn the VDP certification

    Activities counting towards the certification requirements must have occurred within the past two years.  Renewal of your certification must be done two years after it is achieved  to maintain your credentials. Before you submit materials, please register for the program.  Your registration fee does not expire, but when you achieve the VDP all activities must be within the two year window.

    For example, all candidates who achieve their VDP in 2017 must have all required activities completed since January 1, 2015.

    A link to the submission portal will be provided in your receipt. If you have any questions, please contact VACVB at 540-904-4710.

    Full program specifics are available here.
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 05 Jan 2018
    • Charlotte, NC

    2018 AAA Sales Blitz during ABA - Charlotte


    Join VADMO on a Sales Blitz to AAA Offices coinciding with the ABA conference January 26-30, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.  We will be doing something a bit different this year; in addition to 8 calls and a presentation at AAA Headquarters in Charlotte, stops will be made in Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro on the way.  Combined, we will double our numbers and have Virginia DMO information in 18 AAA offices!

    On the 29th of January, two teams led by Carol Torricelli of VTC and Bruce Newton of the Hampton CVB will begin the morning at the AAA Carolinas headquarters building, making a joint presentation to the Auto Travel Production and Internet Travel Sales team at 9:00am.  After the presentation the two teams will depart AAA HQs and each will visit four Charlotte metro locations, for a total of nine visits in the Charlotte area.  The teams will depart the Convention Center at 8 am and return to the Convention Center around lunchtime.

    In addition to the calls made on Monday, Bruce Newton and several other VADMO members will be driving to Charlotte and will be taking DMO binders and bags to AAA Carolinas offices in Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro on Thursday, January 25th.  (There is room for one additional DMO if you would like to ride in the van to Charlotte!  Please contact Bruce for availability.) 


    The "Travel-Blitz" will depart on January 25th with an overnight in Greensboro.  The Charlotte Blitz will occur on Monday, January 29, 2018, leaving the Charlotte Convention Center at 8am.


    Cost to participate will be $100.00 and you will need to provide 20 profile sheets in plastic protective sleeves, 20 visitor guides and a minimum of 20 gifts/trinkets.  If you will only be sending materials then the cost is $125.00.  If you are adding any additional profile sheets, the cost is $80.00 per additional sheet.

    Please register using the registration links to the left.


    • Participants will be responsible for shipping the necessary materials to Bruce Newton in Hampton, Virginia to arrive no later than January 5, 2018. 
    • Each DMO will need to send 20 of their destination profile sheets in a 3-hole punched plastic sheet protector along with 20 Visitor Guide booklets, also to be included in the binder.  (Holders for the guides will be provided.)
    • NOTE: If your 2018 Visitor Guide is not printed, send copies of 2017 along with a reorder form.
    • Each DMO will also need to provide 20 gift items to include in the bags.  Consider small items like pens, hi-liters, cell phone pockets or other similar sized items.  (No large water bottles, please).  Send as many items as you would like to share in each of the bags.
    • VTC will be providing Virginia is for Lovers bags and peanuts for the calls.  Binders will be pre-stuffed in Hampton. 
    • All DMOs will need to send their materials in advance to: Bruce Newton at Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau, 1919 Commerce Drive -Suite 290, Hampton, VA  23666.  please have materials arrive by January 5, 2018.

    What will the AAA Offices receive?

    • Each AAA office will receive a Resource Binder with profile sheets for each participating DMO, Attraction or Business and Visitor Guides. Teams will review each binder page-by-page with the appropriate AAA staff.
    • Each AAA office will receive one or two (depending on staff size) goody bags containing items supplied by participating organizations to be shared with the staff in each office.

    What will participating DMOs, Attractions & Businesses get?

    • All participants will have their materials included in each Resource Binder, a copy of which will be left in each office that we visit.  Teams will review each page of the Resource Binder with the AAA staff member(s) with whom they meet….not simply their own page.
    • All participants will get a report on the visits by each team so that they may follow-up on any leads.

    If you have any questions, please contact Sue Wiles (VADMO office) at 540-904-4710 or email

    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • Hilton Norfolk The Main, 100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

    With all the change happening in tourism and Virginia, the 2017 VA-1 Tourism Summit will provide attendees with meaningful and insightful content on Charting Change and growing tourism. From Increasing Investment and Marketing Funds to Understanding the Sharing Economy and Building Creative Communities.

    VADMO Celebrate Tourism Networking Event

    Sunday, November 12, 6:30-9:30 PM

    Join VADMO and industry peers on Sunday evening starting at 6:30 for a not to be missed tourism networking event. Meet your counterparts from around the state, mingle with speakers, and enjoy a great spread of food at Waterside District’s new Harbor Club—just a 1/2 block from The Main. This is sure to be an amazing event with a great opportunity to discuss the growing tourism market and celebrate Virginia tourism with the industry.

    Includes excellent networking opportunities, drinks, food, and more.  TROP ROCK by Robbie Meade with special guest Dave Kreiselman will perform during the reception.  

    For more information about these events, choose from the links below.

    Program | Sponsor or Exhibit | Register |VADMO Reception

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Past events

02 Oct 2017 2017 VRLTA Ordinary Awards Dinner
25 Aug 2017 2017 SYTA Annual Conference
12 Aug 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition
27 Jul 2017 VADMO Summer Quarterly Meeting
02 Apr 2017 VACVB Tourism Symposium
26 Mar 2017 25th Annual NASC Sports Event Symposium
26 Feb 2017 NTA + UMA Travel Exchange
26 Jan 2017 Virginia is for Lovers at the General Assembly
25 Jan 2017 VACVB Board Meeting
17 Jan 2017 2017 VADMO AAA Sales Blitz during ABA
14 Jan 2017 ABA Marketplace 2017
07 Dec 2016 USTOA Annual Conference and Marketplace 2016
07 Dec 2016 VTC Orientation Session
27 Nov 2016 Travel South 5th Annual International Showcase
13 Nov 2016 VACo Annual Conference
13 Nov 2016 VA-1 - 2016
26 Sep 2016 TEAMS '16
25 Aug 2016 Connect Marketplace
18 Aug 2016 2016 SYTA Annual Conference
17 Aug 2016 NCMA-VMA-MCASC Regional Meeting
27 Jul 2016 VACVB Summer Quarterly Meeting - 2016
16 Jun 2016 2016 VACVB Virgo Awards Entry
11 Jun 2016 MPI World Education Congress
18 May 2016 VACVB Spring Meeting - 2016
01 May 2016 VSAE Annual Meeting
03 Apr 2016 24th Annual NASC Sports Event Symposium
06 Mar 2016 Travel South USA Showcase
23 Feb 2016 RESCHEDULED Virginia Green Travel Conference & Awards
21 Feb 2016 2016 Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia Annual Conference
31 Jan 2016 NTA + UMA Travel Exchange
09 Jan 2016 AAA Sales Blitz during ABA and NTA 2016
01 Jan 2016 2016 VDP - Program Registration
03 Dec 2015 USTOA Annual Conference and Marketplace 2015
30 Nov 2015 Travel South International Showcase
16 Nov 2015 VACVB Member Meeting
15 Nov 2015 VA-1 2015 Tourism & Virginia: Technology Driven
09 Nov 2015 TEAMS '15
02 Nov 2015 Rejuvenate Marketplace
08 Sep 2015 Southeast Tourism Society Fall Forum
01 Sep 2015 VTC Orientation Session
31 Aug 2015 VHTA 2015 Fall Membership Meeting and Commonwealth Hospitality Forum
06 Aug 2015 2015 Summer Quarterly Meeting
29 Jun 2015 Business of Food Conference
07 Jun 2015 TAP Conference
29 Apr 2015 Spring 2015 Quarterly Meeting & Virgo Awards
27 Apr 2015 NASC Sports Event Symposium
22 Mar 2015 Travel South Showcase
22 Feb 2015 Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia - Annual Meeting
10 Feb 2015 2015 VACVB Virgo Awards Entry
05 Feb 2015 Winter 2015 Quarterly Meeting
18 Jan 2015 NTA + UMA Travel Exchange
13 Jan 2015 AAA Sales Blitz in St. Louis
10 Jan 2015 American Bus Association
01 Jan 2015 VDP - Program Registration
16 Dec 2014 Association Forum of Chicago Holiday Showcase
05 Dec 2014 2014 USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace
03 Dec 2014 2014 Virginia Tourism Orientation Program - December 2014
01 Dec 2014 Travel South USA's International Showcase
21 Nov 2014 Superbowl of Knowledge
16 Nov 2014 2014 VA-1
11 Nov 2014 Travel, Events & Management in Sports - TEAMS Conference
09 Nov 2014 VACo's 2014 Annual Conference
28 Oct 2014 Rejuvenate Marketplace
16 Sep 2014 2014 Virginia Tourism Orientation Program - September 2014
26 Aug 2014 US Travel's ESTO Conference 2014
22 Aug 2014 SYTA Annual Conference
21 Aug 2014 Connect Sports Marketplace
21 Aug 2014 Connect Association Marketplace
13 Aug 2014 NAMO Annual Conference 2014
24 Jul 2014 Summer 2014 Quarterly Meeting
13 Jul 2014 VMA/NCMA Convention
12 Jun 2014 Collaborate Marketplace
12 Jun 2014 Customer Service Training - Applying Critical Thinking to The Customer Service Life Cycle
13 May 2014 2014 Virginia Tourism Orientation Program - May 2014
10 Apr 2014 Spring 2014 Quarterly Meeting
05 Feb 2014 2014 VACVB Virgo Awards
30 Jan 2014 Winter 2014 Quarterly Meeting
27 Jan 2014 2014 Legislative Meeting
18 Nov 2013 VA-1 Tourism Summit
01 Aug 2013 Summer 2013 Quarterly Meeting
16 May 2013 2013 VACVB Virgo Awards
16 May 2013 Spring 2013 Quarterly Meeting and Virgo Awards
21 Feb 2013 Winter 2013 Quarterly Meeting
24 Oct 2012 VA-1 Tourism Summit 2012
01 Aug 2012 VHTA Richmond Tourism Summit
26 Jul 2012 Summer 2012 Quarterly Meeting
21 May 2012 Spring 2012 Quarterly Meeting/VIRGO Awards
23 Feb 2012 Winter 2012 Quarterly Meeting
07 Jan 2012 AAA Sales Blitz in Greater Dallas/Fort Worth
06 Jan 2012 American Bus Association Marketplace
29 Nov 2011 Working with Your Local CVB - VAM Seminar
13 Nov 2011 VACo's 77th Annual Conference
11 Nov 2011 American Hotel & Lodging Association Fall Conference
09 Nov 2011 Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry
17 Oct 2011 VA-1 Tourism Summit 2011
06 Oct 2011 2011 Virginia Society of Association Executives Meetings & Events Expo
02 Oct 2011 Virginia Municipal League
28 Sep 2011 Experience Lab
13 Sep 2011 USTA - Grassroots Bootcamp
11 Sep 2011 2011 Virginia Motorcoach Association
07 Sep 2011 MEETS National - The Evolution of the Affordable Meeting
29 Aug 2011 American Hotel & Lodging Association Hotel PAC Broadmoor Classic Golf Tournament
28 Aug 2011 Education Seminar for Tourism Organizations
19 Aug 2011 2011 Student and Youth Travel Association Annual Conference
14 Aug 2011 24th Annual American Hotel & Lodging Association Golf Classic
04 Aug 2011 Summer 2011 Quarterly Meeting
21 Jul 2011 Sesquicentennial of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run Destination Village
20 Jul 2011 Power of travel Coalition: Grassroots Advocacy Webinar Series
14 Jul 2011 The African American Traveler - Webinar
18 Apr 2011 2011 Virginia Tourism Summit
11 Jan 2011 AAA Sales Blitz in Greater Philadelphia
03 Oct 2010 2010 VA-1 Conference and VHTA Annual Meeting

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