Virginia Declaration of Meeting Excellence Starts Tourism Convention


(c) 2011 Virginia Tourism Corporation

The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) has unveiled the Virginia Declaration of Meeting Excellence, calling on the state’s tourism industry to come together. The VTC launched the new campaign to 1,000 meeting planners and industry leaders. The convention will talk about taking advantage of upcoming events and new venue additions such as:

Operations Sail 2012- On June 7-12, there will be a Blue Angels flight demonstration at Virginia’s Hampton Roads region.

Oceanaire Resort Hotel and Conference Center- Scheduled to be completed in 2012, it will be the third phase of Ocean Beach Club and Resort in Virginia Beach. It will include 200 more room and 10,000 square feet of meeting space to the existing resort.

Prince William Ice Center- Located in Northern Virginia, the state-of-the-art facility offers 1,400 square feet of meeting space for up to 200 people and skating for up to 400 people on NHL and Olympic-sized rinks year round.

(c) 2011 Virginia Tourism Corporation

Sunset Beach Resort- This newly renovated meeting space offers capacity for groups of up to 150. The resort, located in Cape Charles, offers full-service waterfront dining, with over 8,000 square feel of deck space, a private beach and an on-site operator for planning outdoor group activities.

Alisa Bailey, President and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, said, “We have rallied our industry around this campaign and are committed to making planning and hosting a meeting in Virginia the best experience possible. Our new Web site is designed to make life easier for meeting planners who are short on time and have high expectations. Meetings are big business and we are making sure that meeting planners know we want your business in Virginia.”