Tourism Advisory Group & Resources

Welcome Tourism Advisory Group

Tour Stafford works with the entire tourism industry in Stafford County to promote and grow tourism in the Stafford area. Stafford County Tourism hosts quarterly Tourism Advisory Group (TAG) meetings to discuss industry trends, marketing campaigns and promotions, resources, and other important topics.

Who can attend?  Stafford County business owners who operate a business within the tourism and hospitality industry.

Upcoming Quarterly Meeting: Wednesday, November 2nd  I  9-10 am. RSVP here.

 

Local Resources

Tour Stafford’s Marketing Co-Op: Tour Stafford VA’s Marketing Co-Op Program provides discounted advertising rates to our local Tourism Advisory Group (TAG) partners. Learn more.

Tour Stafford Submit an Event: We encourage you to add your events to our website. This is completely free for you. When you add your events to our TourStaffordVA.com website, we also add your event to our social media platforms. Learn more.

Sponsorships: Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism (ED&T) provides sponsorship funding to business, nonprofit, and profit organizations. Learn more.

 

Regional Resources

The Fredericksburg Regional Hospitality Council (FRHC): The Fredericksburg Regional Hospitality Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and enhancing the characteristics that make this region an attractive, interesting, and memorable experience for all those who visit. 

Membership is open to all businesses whose primary function is hospitality and tourism related such as lodging establishments, museums and attractions, restaurants, and special event facilities located in the City of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, and Stafford County. Learn more.

 

State Resources

Virginia Tourism Corporation (VATC): The Virginia Tourism Corporation is the State of Virginia Tourism organization and offers resources to local destination marketing organizations and tourism assets.

VATC is offering a marketing fund matching program for Virginia microbusinesses.
The program is aimed at small tourism-related businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees including boutique retail, restaurants, food trucks, small attractions, craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, boutique lodging and B&Bs, and events focused on shoulder season visitation. VTC is providing matching funds up to $5000 for businesses with a targeted, research-based marketing plan. The grant program opens on August 4 and closes on Sept 20. Learn more.

 

Virginia Restaurant Lodging Travel Association (VRLTA): The VRLTA is a leading advocate for unifying the restaurant, lodging, and tourist attraction businesses in Virginia. They provide oversight and craft legislative positions for the areas that impact these industries. The VRLTA also promotes the hospitality and tourism industry in the Commonwealth through educational offerings, networking opportunities, the sharing of information, and other support. Learn more.

 

Contact Lisa Logan, Assistant Director of Economic Development and Tourism, for more information and assistance.

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