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VHTA News for July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015  
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Important Dates

July 13, 2015Charlottesville Restaurants Meeting — Join us at
The Local restaurant & catering at 3:00 pm to catch up on the c'ville restaurant industry.  More Info »
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July 23, 2015Regional Business Series Crozet — Don't miss this opportunity to meet with business leaders from the Charlottesville region and learn about Google's latest search engine updates.
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July 28, 2015Tourism Summit Norfolk — 2:30 to 4:30 at Slover Library.  Register Today »

July 29, 2015Tourism Summit Prince William — 2:00 to 4:30 at Harbour View.  Register Today »

August 31–September 1, 2015Hospitality Forum & Member Meeting — Save the date for our next meeting to be held in Williamsburg. More info coming soon.

November 15–17, 20152015 VA-1 Tourism Summit — Save the date for this year's VA-1 Summit in Richmond. More info coming soon.

VTC Orientation Session

Learn about the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s exciting marketing programs and practices at the VTC Orientation Session in Richmond, Sept. 1-2.

At this one-and-a-half day, small-group, interactive workshop you will connect with other Virginia tourism professionals and hear from VTC marketers about how to engage in digital and content marketing, public relations, grants, sales and other topics. Most importantly, you’ll leave with the tools to grow and promote your tourism products and destinations.

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Upcoming ServSafe Classes

• Aug. 10—Richmond  Register »

• Aug. 17—Suffolk  Register »

• Sept. 14—Suffolk  Register »

Program Spotlight


Lobbylights is the premier wage and employee benefits survey tool for the hotel industry. Lobbylights compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employee wages as well as key employment information for hotel property managers. VHTA Hotel Members can save $40 when registering. Contact Lobbylights for more information.

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News from VHTA

July Government Affairs Call—
Friday, July 10 at 2:00

Updates on the Governor's Special ABC Panel (happening today), discussing the Department of Labor's FLSA Overtime Exemption changes, and early talks about our 2016 Legislative Agenda.   Call DetailsAdd To Calendar

VHTA Joins Share Our Strength in the Fight Against Childhood Hunger
We invite all our members to help bring hundreds of millions of meals to hungry kids in the U.S. by registering to participate in this September's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry. Interested members can sign up on the Dine Out website, and the No Kid Hungry team will work with you to craft events and promotions that benefit your restaurant and the organization.

Dine Out For No Kid Hungry

CRUSA Goes Global: 2016 International Marketing Summit
Capital Region USA's International Marketing Summit features an action-packed agenda that will help you design your own international marketing plan for 2016! $75 includes program handouts, lunch, entry into a prize drawing, and more. August 11, 2015 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the Crystal Marriott Gateway in Arlington, VA.  Register Now ».

Capital Region USA

Worth A Read

President Obama raises the overtime salary threshold, reestablishing a key labor standard   By significantly increasing the salary threshold below which salaried workers get overtime pay, President Obama just took a big step toward updating a critical labor standard with the potential to boost the paychecks of millions of middle-wage workers, many of whom should be getting overtime but are not. (The Washington Post — 6/29/2015)  Read More »

US Travel to Get Economic Boost from LGBT Travelers   Out Now Global, a well-established Australian research consultancy on the subject of LGBT travel, is predicting enormous growth in LGBT travel to the United States due to the recent Supreme Court decision that established gay marriage as a fully legal right in the United States. In a prediction it describes as “conservative,” Out Now Global claims LGBT tourism will likely increase by 9 percent over the next three years and that the court’s decision will create an influx of 1.3 million LGBT tourists spending $4.25 billion over that same period. (Travel Pulse — 7/2/2015)  Read More »

LBGT Travel

Virginia Beach karaoke bar sued for copyright infringement   A karaoke night earlier this year could prove very expensive for a Virginia Beach bar owner. Broadcast Music Inc., a private company with the right to license the public performance of about 8.5 million songs, is suing Bayside Bar & Grill on Shore Drive for copyright infringement. (The Virginia-Pilot — 7/7/2015) Read More »

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