June 3, 2022
Dear Valued Tourism Industry Partners,
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and is excited about being off to a strong season. If this week is any indication, we are hopeful for a robust summer!
Visitor Information (VIC) Staff Assists Huge Memorial Weekend Crowds
VIC staff reports helping more than 900 individuals at VIC locations across the city over Memorial Day Weekend, with many properties and lodging establishments reported being sold out all weekend.
Countdown On for the 2022 Ferguson North American Sand Soccer Championships
In just a few short days, the largest sand soccer event in the world will hit the beach and we can’t wait! The 2022 NASSC is sure to be hot, hot, hot as soccer rules the beach through June 12. Find out all about this exciting event here.
Welcome USO Experience Virginia Beach 22!
USO Experience Virginia Beach (VB) 2022 is a weeklong summer event taking place through June 5, 2022 and consists of a series of athletic, recreational, and social activities for service members and their families, combined with educational and entertaining public elements. USO Experience VB 2022’s social and educational events facilitate interactions between military and civilians and provide an opportunity for the civilian community to see that our service members are more than brave people keeping them safe. These common unifying experiences between the military service members and civilians let the military know they are supported, valued, and respected by their country. Activities for service members include skydiving, paddleboarding, horseback riding, surfing, kayaking, and more.
Michele Herrmann Ranks Virginia Beach’s Boardwalks As #1 in AAA’s, “The Best Beach Boardwalks to Visit This Summer”
In her full article “The Best Beach Boardwalks To Visit This Summer,” writer Michele Herrmann covers boardwalk locations that are linked to not only sand but also eateries, shops and public attractions. While she covered a total of 10 of these locations, Michele ranked the Virginia Beach Boardwalk #1 of the ”5 Best Boardwalks to Visit This Summer.” The timing of this article just couldn't be better! Thank you, Michele and AAA!
Matching grant program to leverage existing marketing funds.
Requires a research-based and measurable marketing plan.
Who is eligible: Virginia travel industry partners including small businesses, DMOs, private-sector attractions, accommodations, and events (subject to change).
When: August 30, 2022 (tentative; subject to change).
How: Online application portal.
For information and questions, go to VTCMLPGrant@virginia.org
Convention & Visitor Bureau Sends Contingency To IPW22
U.S. Travel will kick off “IPW 22” in Orlando, FL with the theme “Reunite the World,” and my team will have boots on the ground throughout the event. Formerly known as International Pow Wow, IPW is the national leading international inbound travel trade show, driving billions in future travel to the United States. IPW provides a platform for the global travel industry to reconnect with colleagues and renew relationships with attendees from around the world. Good luck, Team CVB!
As always, my team and I remain committed to you and our industry. Please let me know how we can assist.