The VBCVB and the VBTTF recently partnered with the VBHA and attended two spring college career and internship fairs. These events were held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA the week of February 13th through February 17th. These fairs allowed the organizations involved to maximize time and minimize funds spent by meeting with hundreds of enthusiastic college students during the fairs. Students were informed about full time, part time and summer internship opportunities available in our hospitality industry.
Virginia Beach, Va. (February 7, 2017) – This year’s National Travel and Tourism Week (May 3 – 12) 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 www.vbgov.com/NTTW 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CVB has partnered with Giving Good for give back opportunities related to meetings and conventions.
Nothing brings people together like a common cause.
In partnership with PCMA’s Giving Good program, One Beach, One World, helps planners meeting in Virginia Beach reach their corporate social responsibility goals by offering:
o meaningful experiences that delegates and attendees value
o shared enrichment that strengthens bonds among collaborators
o the chance to make an impact through volunteer efforts
CSR in Virginia Beach is special. Our coastal location and the area’s thriving military community offer unique ways to get involved. Activities range from participants rolling up their sleeves – and pants legs – to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, to working on behalf of our troops, to providing care and assistance to people in need.
Click here to learn more about the outreach opportunities.
Mornings beginning 10/18/2016 Time: Daily. Report in no later than 0745
Location: Back parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church. 4832 Haygood Rd, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455. Rally at the Team Rubicon sign.
What to wear: Work site appropriate clothes.
TEAM RUBICON will start taking in volunteers on Tuesday, 10/18/2016.
*Muck and Gut- Muck and Gut entails removing flooring material, carpeting, carrying out all furniture and unattached furnishings and removing drywall to 1 foot above the waterline. Questions? Call (757) 385-3111.