VADMO Launches the VADMO Tourism Leadership Institute (VTLI)

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New Programs & Committees 

to Provide More Value to Your Dues Investment

Thank you for your continued participation in the Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations (VADMO). We are a stronger organization due to the participation of CVBs and DMOs throughout the Commonwealth, regardless of destination and budget size. We each have knowledge to share with our Virginia counterparts and we each benefit through our shared experiences.

During the 2023-2024 year, VADMO traveled across the Commonwealth for our various meetings and events. We had record-setting participation in the AAA Sales Blitz, and our Spring Symposium in Richmond VA was a 

Paige Read

huge success with all available seats selling out in advance of the event.  VADMO recognized Best in Class tourism programs with our annual VIRGO Awards, and the Fall Meet Up in Winchester highlighted the growing Agri-Tourism sector. 

Additionally, VADMO Members represented you at the statewide Legislative and Tourism Day in Richmond and will continue to contribute to similar events to stay active and keep government officials informed about our industry.

The best way to receive maximum benefit from your VADMO membership investment is to take an active role on committees and in planning the meetings. The committees in which you and your staff may consider participating include Awards, Tourism Sales, Membership & Recognition, Education & Content, Marketing & Communications, and Sponsorship.

New in 2025 will be the introduction of the VADMO Tourism Leadership Institute (VTLI), which is an initiative being developed by VADMO in partnership with Virginia Tourism Corporation, to provide professional development and credentials to its participants. VTLI will be a year-long program that will include four (4) sessions and a Capstone Project to be completed for graduation. Your investment in this important program will provide you with valuable credentials for you and your tourism office.

All of these opportunities are available to you with your dues investment, and for FY25, we are keeping dues at the same rate as last year.

If you have other questions or want to work with VADMO in new ways, please contact the VADMO office at vadmo@associationbuilders.com. I look forward to seeing you at a future VADMO event!


Sincerely,

Paige Read
VADMO President


You may view and print your invoice by logging on to the website www.vadmo.org. You may pay that invoice online with a credit card or by mailing a check. Please keep in mind that your VADMO membership is based on your organization's total annual budget. If there have been changes to your budget this year, please contact VADMO at 

vadmo@associationbuilders.com

or

susan@associationbuilders.com 

and we can update your invoice.



Join Us for Our Many Educational Events in FY25!


Thank you to the 2024 VADMO Tourism Symposium Sponsors

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors





Opening Reception & Tour Sponsor


Virgo Award Sponsor





Congratulations to the 2024 Virgo Travel & Tourism Award Winners!

Advertising and Promotions Award for budgets of more than $1 Million

  • Visit Williamsburg with the Life At Your Pace Campaign

Advertising and Promotions for budgets of less than $1Million

  • Harrisonburg Rockingham County Trail Guide

Niche Tourism Award

  • Smithfield Isle of Wight for their BOB FEST; Smithfield Wine & Brew Fest; and Bacon Bourbon Fest

Regional Marketing Initiative Award

  • Visit NRV - Pulaski County and Partners

Destination Event of the Year Award

  • Pulaski Tourism – Camping World SRX Race Series

Tourism Team of the Year Award

  • Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism team



Visitor Center of the Year Award

  • Gloucester County Virginia Visitor Center






About VADMO


The Virginia Association of Destination Marketing Organizations invites members, prospective members, allied members and the public, to use this site as a resource and to learn more about our association.

Our Mission: To offer our members advocacy, networking and professional development opportunities for the purpose of member destination success.  

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