Virginia

  • Virginia seeks relief to boost tourism and hospitality industry

    Published on : Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    There are more than 800 businesses and business associations are jointly urging the Virginia General Assembly to approve a budget item for $291 million in relief to the travel and hospitality industries, which was proposed by Gov. Ralph Northam. Northam’s …

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  • Virginia offers hotel rooms to homeless to curb coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced $2.5 million in emergency funding that would go to serving the state’s homeless population. The money will go to temporarily housing 1,500 Virginians who are currently in shelters, have no shelter or are in …

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  • Visit Alexandria receives $50,000 Virginia Tourism Corporation grant for tourism marketing

    Published on : Saturday, February 2, 2019

    The Governor Ralph Northam announced that Visit Alexandria received $50,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.       In total Virginia Tourism Corporation awarded more than $625,000 for 33 tourism marketing projects across the state …

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  • Virginia sees record-breaking year for international tourism last year

    Published on : Friday, October 12, 2018

    Virginia state tourism officials are of the opinion that international visitors to Virginia spent a record-breaking $1.9 billion last year. Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said that international visitation reached 1.1 million people in 2017, growing at a faster rate in …

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  • Virginia’s international visitation growth blocks national average

    Published on : Thursday, October 11, 2018

    The Governor’s Office declares 1.1-million overseas tourists visited Virginia in 2017, spending around $2-billion. Governor Northam states that’s a 2.7% rate of growth, in comparison to the 1.3% national average. Data from Tourism Economics showed visitor spending increased from $1.7-billion …

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  • US East Coast lashed by Hurricane Florence, downgraded to Category 1 storm

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    Parts of the U.S. are severely hit by the outer bands of Hurricane Florence  and the storm are moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90 mph.     The officials have warned of life-threatening storm heading towards …

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  • Lynchburg floods lead to evacuation orders in U.S. city

    Published on : Saturday, August 4, 2018

      Parts of Lynchburg, Virginia have been issued evacuation orders considering that a dam may fail amid flooding.   On Thursday evening the Lynchburg Water Resources Department stated that the College Lake Dam crossed its capacity after more than 15 …

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  • Two planes forced into emergency landing at KCI triggering flight delays

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Two airplanes were compelled to opt for emergency landings at Kansas City International Airport on Monday afternoon as per airport officials, triggering closing of one runway and the probable delay of several flights.   Alaska Airlines flight 1097 was in …

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  • Virginia supported 232,000 tourism jobs in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Virginia tourism department reveals that the tourism revenue in 2017 has reached $25 billion and supported 232,000 jobs.     It has seen a 4.4 percent increase over 2016.     The tourism in Virginia has also supported 232,000 jobs, …

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  • Spring to herald a promising tourism time for Virginia

    Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    With spring arriving in the two Virginias, it’s time for the residents to welcome visitors who would drop in with the coming season.   In Mercer, McDowell and Tazewell counties, spring generally brings in a number of visitors who travel …

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