Virginia Beach CVB Opens Nominations for 2017 Travel & Tourism Awards

Local “Faces of Travel” to be highlighted during May 12 luncheon. Nominate A Tourism Superstar Today!

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

​This year's National Travel and Tourism Week (May 7 – 13) will feature "Faces of Travel" and shine a spotlight on the power of travel by recognizing the millions of people nationwide who keep the hospitality industry strong. To join in this national celebration, the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), along with tourism industry partners, will honor the "best of the best" in the Virginia Beach hospitality industry during an awards luncheon* on Friday, May 12 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Led by a workforce of nearly 13,000 dedicated individuals, Virginia Beach achieved a record $1.4 billion in tourism revenue in 2015, making the travel and tourism industry one of the city's largest economic generators. The 2017 Travel & Tourism Awards luncheon will be a celebration of our dedicated hospitality professionals who help host the more than 13 million annual visitors who select Virginia Beach as their destination of choice.

Awards will be presented in more than 30 industry-related categories. Do you know a server who goes the extra mile with a smile? How about that valet who never fails to say "Have a nice day!" or the maintenance worker who can be counted on 24/7/365? These are the "Faces of Travel" we're looking to honor, so log on to today to check out the categories and nominate someone who makes a difference in the Virginia Beach tourism industry – it's absolutely free!

Nominations are open through March 6, 2017.  For more information, please contact Brande Rumpf at

*Luncheon registration opening soon.

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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