You are browsing results tagged ‘tourism’ ?>

11 Mar 2013

Tourist Train May Roll in Tazewell

A tourist train soon could be chugging its way through historic and scenic Tazewell County and across the state line to Bramwell, W.Va.

13 Apr 2012

McDonnell Visits Canada to Promote Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell ventured to Quebec, Canada, this week to promote Virginia’s wine, tourism and film industries. The governor and first lady Maureen McDonnell held a reception for journalists and Canadian business leaders Thursday night in Montreal to showcase wines and foods produced in Virginia, including pork, oysters and cookies.

12 Feb 2012

License Plate Would Boost Tourism on Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore of Virginia soon could get money to rev up its tourism promotion efforts whenever motorists buy or renew a specialty license plate depicting that scenic region off Virginia’s mainland. The Senate has passed a bill to channel proceeds from the specialty plates’ sales into a fund to promote tourism on the Eastern Shore.

22 Feb 2010

Legislators Hope to Boost Tourism

In the old days, it might have been tobacco or coal. Now, legislators are turning to a different industry – tourism – to energize the state’s economy. Several organizations have developed plans to boost tourism and draw more visitors to Virginia’s state parks, museums, battlefields, wineries and other attractions. Read Brittany Daniels’ story in The Virginia Gazette.

22 Feb 2010

Schools Might Start Before Labor Day

Momentum is building in the General Assembly to let school districts start classes before Labor Day. Educators say this would help Virginia students would do better on national tests. But Gov. Bob McDonnell and the tourism industry say starting school before Labor Day would hurt Virginia tourism. Read Alli Atayee’s story on the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily.

06 Feb 2010

Funding Sought to Fight Online Predators

Alicia Kozakiewicz, whose kidnapping and torture prompted Virginia to adopt a law targeting online sexual predators, joined four state legislators in urging the General Assembly to adequately fund programs that protect children against Internet crimes. Read Nicole Fisher’s story here or on and the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily.