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News & Updates
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
TOP 10: Association Scores Major Wins for Restaurant + Hospitality Industry »
The 2017 General Assembly Session came and went in a hurried fashion. With session wrapped, all Passed Legislation is on...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2017 Restaurant + Lodging Fact Sheets Available Now »
Both the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association have now published their state-by-st...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Statement: Virginia House of Delegates’ Passage of SB 1578 »
"Creating a fair and reasonable system for registration, accountability and transparency for short-term rentals and allowi...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Member Profile: Meet Mark Carrier »
Mark Carrier President, B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group + AHLA Chair of the Board Mark Carrier, CHA, pre...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Winter 2017 Inside Virginia Hospitality »
Highlights from the issue include: Letter from the Chair; 2017 Legislative Positions + Priorities;...

Press Releases + Statements
Yesterday
Statement: Governor Signs Short-Term Rental Legislation »
Governor Signs Short-Term Rental Legislation New law establishes framework for local governments to regulate Airbnb an...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Hampton + VA Beach Teens Take Top Honors at Virginia’s Premier High School Culinary Competition »
Winning Teams Head to Charleston, South Carolina for National Competition, April 28–30 Richmond, Va. – March 13, 20...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Virginia Hotel Industry Growing, Over One Billion in Current Investment »
Virginia Hotel Industry Growing, Over One Billion in Current Investment Virginia’s Hotel Industry Returns to Pre-Reces...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Fairfax Families Against The Food Tax Coalition + VRLTA Applaud Voters Rejection of Meals Tax »
Fairfax + Richmond, Va. – November 9, 2016 – On Election Day, Fairfax County voters sent a strong signal to county lead...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Extraordinary Hospitality and Tourism Professionals Honored by VRLTA »
Richmond, Va. – October 26, 2016 – Hospitality and tourism professionals from across the Commonwealth of Virginia were...

Government Affairs
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Statement on Senate's Passage of SB 1578 »
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Friday, January 27, 2017
3-Minute Government Affairs Update »
Government Affairs Update for Friday, January 27, 2017.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Recording: Government Affairs Call for January 16, 2017 »
Update for Friday, January 13, 2017 — Several bills have been filed since last Friday (Jan. 6). The below (recorded) updat...
Monday, January 9, 2017
Recording: Government Affairs Call for January 6, 2017 »
On Friday, January 6, 2017, VRLTA staff and members discussed the 2017 Virginia General Assembly Session. The full discuss...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Statement on Senate's SB 416 Decision »
"We are very disappointed with the outcome of today’s Senate vote. This bill was not supported by any local government in...

Education Foundation
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
VRLTA Education Foundation Awards Scholarships to Ten Virginia Students »
Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association Education Foundation Awards Scholarships to Ten Virginia Students...
Friday, July 17, 2015
Summer 2015 ProStart Update for Teachers »
Dear ProStart Teacher, As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, we want to provide an update on Virginia ProStart and...

Email Archive
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Government Affairs Update • Friday, December 2 »
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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