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STAFFORD, VA – Stafford County, Virginia is excited to host the 2023 Virginia Tourism Corporation Visitor Centers Seminar on March 20-22, 2023 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Stafford, Virginia. This annual conference will include speakers, activities, and onsite familiarization tours to provide Virginia Welcome Center professionals and Visitor Information center travel counselors with up-to-date, innovative leisure traveler trends and news.

“We are excited to be working with our partners in Stafford County for this important industry event,” said Val Guffy, Director of Consumer and Partner Services for Virginia Tourism Corporation. “It has been several years since we were last in the area and we are looking forward to seeing Stafford showcase its tourism destination.”

 More than 100 travel professionals from across the Commonwealth will convene in Stafford County, Virginia over three days and participate in a familiarization tour of the community’s visitor attractions and a conference with presentation-style educational opportunities.

“We are thrilled to host this great group of tourism professionals and share Stafford County’s unique attractions as they are often the first stop for visitor information when people travel in and out of the Commonwealth,” said Lisa Logan, Tourism Program Director for Stafford County. “Tours and local experiences have been built into their multi-day stay, and we are eager to show off our vibrant community while they are here!”

The Visitor Centers Seminar is a Certified Tourist Information Centers seminar offered once a year to destination marketing professionals, managers, and employees of visitor centers across Virginia to network and learn from industry experts. If you are a tourism marketing professional and interested in attending, registration is available on the VTC website.

According to the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) website, over 12 Virginia Welcome Centers are strategically placed around the Commonwealth and are responsible for providing visitor information and assistance to more than 2 million visitors annually. These welcomes centers including various rest areas and municipality visitor centers are typically the first stop for Virginia visitors.