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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2017 VRLTA Ordinary Awards Winners Announced »
2017 VRLTA Ordinary Awards Winners Announced VRLTA Announces 18 Honorees at Second Annual Dinner held at The Westin Ric...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
2nd Annual Ordinary Awards Finalists Announced »
Richmond, Va. – September 14, 2017 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) is excited and proud...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
New Study: Meals Tax Hikes Could Starve Virginia Localities »
New Study: Meals Tax Hikes Could Starve Virginia Localities Beacon Hill report finds lost jobs, millions of dollars in...
Friday, July 14, 2017
VRLTA Announces 2017 ‘Ordinary Awards,’ Honoring Virginia’s Hospitality and Travel Industry »
VRLTA Announces 2017 ‘Ordinary Awards,’ Honoring Virginia’s Hospitality and Travel Industry on October 2 in Richmond Ne...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
VRLTA Announces the Election of New Chairman, 12 New Members to the Board of Directors »
Richmond, Va. – May 10, 2017 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) announced at the associati...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
VRLTA Applauds Governor’s Approval of SB 1296 »
Richmond, Va. – April 26, 2017 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) applauds Governor Terry...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association Announces Two New Hires »
Richmond, Va. – April 6, 2017 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) announced today that Jen...
Friday, March 31, 2017
Loudoun County Teacher Selected Virginia ProStart Teacher of the Year »
Richmond, Va. – March 31, 2017 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association Education Foundation (VRLTAEF) i...
Friday, March 24, 2017
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...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
VRLTA Launches ‘Ordinary Awards,’ The First Statewide Hospitality And Tourism Awards »
VRLTA Launches ‘Ordinary Awards,’ The First Statewide Hospitality And Tourism Awards, That Are Far from Ordinary Award...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Chesterfield County Teacher Honored With National Educator Award »
Manchester High School’s Pam Sloan Presented with James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award Richmond, Va. –...
Thursday, May 5, 2016
VRLTA Members Fill 8 Board of Directors Positions at Annual Meeting »
Debbie Stocks Richmond, Va. – May 5, 2016 –The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association...
Friday, April 8, 2016
VRLTA Applauds Virginia’s Preeminent Short-Term Online Rental Legislation »
Richmond, Va. – April 8, 2016 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA), the leading associat...
Monday, April 4, 2016
Virginia Business Community Bands Together in Opposition of a Fairfax County Meals Tax »
Fairfax County & Richmond, Va. – April 4, 2016 – Today, a coalition of Fairfax County restaurants, hotels, and busi...
Monday, April 4, 2016
Manchester High School Teacher Selected Virginia ProStart Teacher of the Year »
Richmond, Va. – April 4, 2016 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association Education Foundation (VRLTAEF...
Saturday, March 12, 2016
High School Students Win State Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Competition »
Winning Teams Will Head to Dallas, Texas for the National Competition, April 29 – May 1 Richmond, Va. – March 12, 2...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Thirteenth Annual Virginia ProStart Student Invitational Taking Place March 11 »
VRLTA Education Foundation Hosts the Event at Sysco Hampton Roads Richmond, Va. – March 9, 2016 – Virginia ProStar...
Friday, March 4, 2016
Northern Virginia Restaurant Week 2016 Kicks-Off March 7-14 with First Lady of the Commonwealth »
Northern Virginia Restaurant Week 2016 Kicks-Off March 7-14 with First Lady of the Commonwealth Dorothy McAuliffe More...
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
VRLTA Scores Major Victory to Regulate Airbnb »
VRLTA’s Efforts Result in Accountable and Enforceable Tax Regulation Richmond, Va. – March 2, 2016 – The Virginia...
Monday, February 1, 2016
VRLTA Adds Norfolk Hospitality Association as Official Chapter »
Richmond, Va. – February 1, 2016 – The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA) made the announcem...
Thursday, January 7, 2016
New Restaurant and Lodging Trade Exposition to Serve Virginia »
Virginia Restaurant & Lodging Expo will debut October 24 - 25, 2016 supported by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging &am...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Asian American Hotel Owners Association Backs VRTLA’s Legislative Efforts »
More than 300 AAHOA Members Provide Increased Support for Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association Richm...
Monday, November 16, 2015
VHTA is Now the VRLTA »
New Name for Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Better Reflects Member Base Richmond, Va. – November 16, 2...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Virginia Hospitality And Travel Associaiton Awards Scholarships to Eight Virginia Students »
Richmond, Va. – September 30, 2015 – The Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association Education Foundation (VHTAEF), in p...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
VHTA Announces the Election of New Chairman, 11 New Members to the Board of Directors »
  Richmond, Va. – April 29, 2015 – The Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (VHTA) announced at the...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Students from Salem & Phoebus High Schools Win Top Honors at 2015 Virginia ProStart Invitational »
Culinary and Management Students from Virginia Beach and Hampton, Virginia to Represent Virginia at National ProStart Invi...
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association Hires New Director of Marketing & Communications »
Looking to grow, Association finds director with unique mix of past hotel and digital marketing experience Richmond,...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
VHTA Promotes Kristian Havard to Vice President Governmental Affairs »
The Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA) has promoted Kristian Havard to Vice President Governmental Affairs...

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