Please be aware that we must discontinue our use of Ungerboeck at the TOWNE BANK BUILDING by the close of business on 10/10/17.

Our EBMS data will be delivered to Simpleivew by 9am EST on 10/11/17.

This will give them ample time to complete the final data import prior to our on-site training scheduled to take place during the week of 10/16/17.

I’m counting on you to spread the word.

The Power of Partnerships

The CVB recently partnered with the Virginia Arts Festival and Visit Norfolk in exhibiting at The LGBT Expo in New York City, the largest trade show of it’s kind in the US.



Tourism on the Road

Jim Coggin recently attended the Student Youth & Travel Association(SYTA) conference in Albuquerque, NM with Tina Knight, Adventure Park, Jan Williamson, Best Western Sandcastle and Amy Miller, Best Western  Oceanfront. Between them, they had over 83 appointments with Tour Operators from the United States and Canada.


CVB Familiarization Tour

The Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Meetings and Conventions sales team recently hosted 10 meeting planners from across the United States for a familiarization tour of Virginia Beach. These tours incentivize planners to consider Virginia Beach as a destination for their upcoming meetings & conventions. On the final day of their tour, they were introduced to the ViBE Creative District where they had a chance to meet and speak with local ViBE representatives, learn about our emerging creative arts and cultural district. As their day winded down, they excitedly joined in an activity designed to allow them to leave a creative mark on our city. Here they are seen in front of their work: a unique geometric mural which now hangs in the ViBE district parklette.

Tourism Unit hosts German Travel Writer

The Tourism Unit hosted a German Travel Writer in late 2016 and as a result he has published the attached article.  The article was published on 5-13-17 in the travel section of the German regional daily newspaper “Mittelbadische Zeitung” (circulation: 49.445). The ad value of the article is over 10.000 US-Dollar.  This is the first of his articles he is writing on our behalf.

Mittelbadische-Virginia Beach article 2017


Tourism FAM

Tourism hosted a group leader fam for Bollman Charter from Everett PA. Had a great day touring VB.

Jamie at RCMA

Jamie Mitchell recently attended the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) Emerge Conference in Chicago, IL.  The Virginia Beach CVB sponsored the Super Tuesday breakfast.  This was the kickoff to a morning of planner workshops and a CSR opportunity open for all.  She participated in the CSR and we made blankets for the homeless. Check it out. 

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CVB in Chi-Town

Jim Coggin is in Chicago supporting the Virginia Arts Festival at the Mid-West Band Show. The Mid-West Band is the world’s largest international band and orchestra conference.


Check out this great shot from the recent AAA/CAA  Fam, which Tourism recently hosted a group from across the USA and Canada.