Upcoming events

01 Jan 2019 12:00 AM • on-line certification program

VADMO Summer Meeting

September 10, 2019  - September 11, 2019 

Topics will focus on funding options and integration with community economic development.



2018 VIRGO Awards Announced

The winners of the 2018 VIRGO Awards are listed below.

  • Advertising & Promotions – Smaller Budget Print:  Discover Winchester for the Discover Winchester Print Campaign
  • Advertising & Promotions – Smaller Budget Combination:  Shenandoah County Tourism & Economic Development for “This is Our Rush Hour DC Metro Takeover”
  • Advertising & Promotions – Larger Budget Combination:  Visit Fairfax for “Cheers to Locally Poured Beer!”
  • Advertising & Promotions – Larger Budget Online and eMarketing:  Chesapeake Tourism for promoting kudos to drive traffic to our new website
  • Advertising & Promotions – Larger Budget Interactive: Chesapeake Tourism for the Restaurant Week initiative
  • Advertising & Promotions – Smaller Budget Interactive: Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB for “Crush Friday Video Smithfield”
  • Niche Tourism: Spotsylvania Tourism for the “Spotsy Arts Festival”
  • Regional Marketing Initiative: “Four Taps, Four Cities”, a Regional Marketing Initiative That Includes Newport News, Hampton, Smithfield & Isle of Wight County, and Williamsburg
  • DMO Team of the Year: Visit Prince William County
  • DMO Manager of the Year: Nicole Johnson, Tourism Director – Destination Bedford
  • Peer Selected “Best in Show” Award: Shenandoah County Tourism & Economic Development for “This is Our Rush Hour DC Metro Takeover”

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