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Nov. 24 | Association's New Name; Day On The Hill Booked

Tuesday, November 24, 2015  
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Upcoming Events

Dec. 4December Government Affairs Committee Call — Call starts promptly at 2:00pm.


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Dec. 14Fairfax County Food Tax Grassroots Kick-Off — RSVP now to join VRLTA & the NRA in Tysons. We'll be starting the conversation about an anticipated prepared meals tax being added to the ballot in 2016.


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Jan. 27–282016 Annual Day on the Hill & Taste of VRLTA Reception — Registration is now open for our annual day at the General Assembly.

AH&LA Webinar

Next Gen Guests – the latest in-room technology

Thursday, December 10 at 2:00pm

The technology and amenities offered in the hotel room continue to expand and evolve – whether it’s in-room sensors, mobile device HVAC control, on-property applications or personalized content delivered to your hotel TV; Guests expectations for in-room technology continues to grow.

Join us as we take you on a guided tour of in-room technology - current and emerging, which one’s to invest in and which ones to take a ‘wait and see’ approach with to make sure you meet the expectations of both business and leisure travelers evolving needs.

Upcoming ServSafe Classes

• Dec. 7—Suffolk  Register »

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• Dec. 21—Ashburn  Register »

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News from VRLTA

A New Beginning: VHTA now VRLTA

A little more than 22 years ago, VHTA was formed when the Virginia Hotel & Motel Association, the Virginia Restaurant Association and the Virginia Travel Council merged. On Monday, November 16th at the VA-1 Tourism Summit, our Association opened a new chapter when we changed our name to the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association.

2015 VA-1 Tourism Summit

Thank you all for attending this year's VA-1‬ Tourism Summit. We had an absolute blast with lots of amazing moments—great beer at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, our VRLTA announcement, many opportunities to learn from great speakers, Visit Richmond VA's Jack Berry once again riding a small vehicle in a conference center ballroom, and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge inviting us to the 2016 VA-1 Tourism Summit in Roanoke. What an inspiring event. But, perhaps the most inspiring part came from Tuesday's lunch when Steve Beyer of LeisureMedia360 invited 500 attendees to raise a glass in a toast to Vicki Gardner, Executive Director of Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. Vicki continues to be an amazing supporter of the tourism industry for the Smith Mountain Lake region, and we continue to wish her well as she recovers.

500 Attendees Toast Vicki Gardner

VRLTA Votes to Amend Position on Offshore Energy

Prior to the start of the VA-1 Tourism Summit, VRLTA held a vote to reconsider the Association's existing position to monitor offshore oil and gas drilling. That vote resulted in VRLTA amending its position to oppose offshore energy drilling in coastal Virginia.

First Issue of Inside Virginia Hospitality Now Available

As part of the Association's efforts to be a prominent source for information for Virginia's hospitality and tourism industries, VRLTA has published its first issue of Inside Virginia Hospitality.

Inside Virginia Hospitality Cover • Fall 2015

The publication will be printed quarterly and is dedicated to providing Virginia’s hospitality and tourism industries with up-to-date information, recent events and industry trends and research.

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