VA-1 Governor’s Tourism Summit 2022

VA-1 Student Session – Monday, November 14 @ 9:00AM-11:00AM

Dear VADMO Members,

This year, VA-1 is looking for 10 DMOs who would like to meet with the future of hospitality leaders in the Future Looks Bright session!

During the Student Session on Monday, November 14, aspiring hospitality professionals from Virginia universities are being encouraged to bring their resumés and their ideas to meet with YOU!

We are looking for 10 DMOs that have internship opportunities or job openings where students can meet with potential employers and discuss their future in tourism. Partners are encouraged to decorate their tables to show off their destinations and attract top-level talent!

Additionally, we will have 2 advice tables set up to review the student’s resumés and provide them with invaluable guidance on why they should pursue a career in hospitality and tourism!

Interested? Reach out to Jacob Bower ( at Virginia Tourism to reserve your spot!


November 13 – 15, 2022
Hilton Norfolk | The Main
Norfolk, Virginia

Visit the official VA-1 Tourism website to register and book your lodging

Summit Pass:

  • $329 Early Bird (ends September 30)
  • $369 General (after September 30)
  • $50 Student

Learn more about these timely and import topics affecting Virginia’s tourism industry and businesses:

  • Hispanic & Latinx Travel | Building Trust, Uniting Community and Growing Visitation
  • Esports | Game Indoors + Stay, Shop & Play Outdoors
  • Advocating For Your Local Tourism Development & Marketing Dollars
  • Community Tourism Development & Management
  • Tourism Marketing Strategy & Best Practices
  • Research You Can Use | New Domestic & International Data & ROI Strategies
  • Workforce Challenges & Solutions Update
  • Cruise Ships To Virginia: Industry Update

Special Thanks to Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Montgomery County Regional Tourism for hosting a terrific VADMO Fall Meet-up!

Be sure to stay tuned for future quarterly meetings,
industry webinars, sales blitzes, and more!

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