CVB Kicks Off Tourism Excellence in Business and Leadership Series Oct. 7

Learn more about marketing to persons with disabilities and their families, and celebrate the launch of the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities and the Virginia Beach Hotel Association

Leading industry experts will discuss the diverse circumstances of our aging population, which make accessibility a growing consideration for visitors. Learn more about the challenges travelers with disabilities face and how more inclusive marketing and an improved experience can exceed their expectations and win their loyalty. Following the disability portion of the forum, the Virginia Beach CVB will launch the Certified Tourism Ambassador program.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street

Free. Anyone in the tourism industry – especially general managers, restaurateurs, attraction owners and higher-level managers – are highly encouraged to attend.  Participants should register online at

The media are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Megan Shearin at (757) 385-6646 or

About the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (
Where the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay meet, Virginia Beach promises visitors a unique chance to “Live the Life.” Nature at its finest, just-caught and just-picked local food, and toes-in-the-sand relaxation combine for a soul-satisfying experience. A world-renowned boardwalk, energetic downtown, state-of-the-art Convention Center, abundant parks and waterways, and mild weather give rise to an active lifestyle and flourishing local culture. The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia’s most populous city. For media information and images, visit Follow Virginia Beach on Twitter at, Instagram at, Facebook at and Pinterest at

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