News from Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association

Who We Are!

The Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA) is the unified voice for the restaurant, lodging, travel and hospitality suppliers associations. The association creates value for members by promoting the legislative interests of the industry, providing cooperative marketing, educational opportunities and protecting free enterprise. Merged in 1993, the Virginia Restaurant Association, Virginia Hotel-Lodging Association, Virginia Travel Association and Virginia Hospitality Suppliers Association continue to evolve as "One Strong Voice for Tourism" throughout the Commonwealth, better known as the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association.

Become a Member - One Strong Voice for Tourism

VHTA is the leading advocate for the hospitality and tourism industry in Virginia. Join other hoteliers, restaurateurs and tourism partners as we work to protect and promote the interests of our industry.

Dual Membership

Your membership into the VHTA grants you legislative representation and resources on a national level as well through our dual membership agreement with the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Networking Opportunities

All VHTA members are invited to attend our Quarterly Membership Meetings and Golf Tournaments. In addition, each January VHTA holds a Legislative Cafe on the General Assembly lawn during session - your chance to meet and thank your legislators!

Other benefits include money saving endorsed provider programs, educational opportunities, access to industry resources, and marketing and promotional opportunities.

Virginia Hospitality and Travel Guide - 2012

The 2012 Virginia Hospitality and Travel Guide is available for distribution. Take advantage of hotel and travel coupons located inside the guide. Email your requests to Veronica Briggs, Marketing and Events Manager at

View the 2012 virtual Guide at

Virginia Green Suppliers Network

Virginia Green Suppliers Network (VGSN) has been created to serve as a recourse for Virginia Green participants that need green products and services.  The VGSN website is hosted by the Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association (VHTA), and it is meant to serve as the “1-stop-shop” for Virginia Green and other tourism facilities that are searching for green products and services. The VHTA will actively market and promote the network directly to its membership and the entire tourism industry. It’s an invaluable resource to Virginia Green participants and a more profitable venture for suppliers.

For more information, please visit or contact 800-552-2225.

VHTA ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification Training!

VHTA provides food safety training courses and certification exams designed to help you comply with local food safety and health regulations.

Class Schedule and Locations:

February 20 - Williamsburg
February 27 - Richmond

If you have 10 or more employees you are eligible to hold a private class.

Contact Rebecca Reamer, Education, and Marketing Manager/ProStart Coordinator at

Follow VHTA on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook and Twitter are great ways to share and discover what is happening at VHTA. Both are unique networking tools that will help keep you connected on the latest VHTA news, updates, and highlights. Be sure to find VHTA on Facebook and Twitter!

Endorsed Providers

The Endorsed Provider Program provides discounted goods and/or services to VHTA members in exchange for exclusive marketing and recognition. Current endorsed providers:

AmCorp Management Services



C3 Integrated Solutions

Dominion Dental Services

FPIS Brochure Distribution and Travel Marketing

Farmers Insurance

Heartland Payment Services
Highway Information Media, Inc

ImageOne Uniforms

Metromedia Energy, Inc.


Upcoming Events

April 9-11, 2012
VHTA Spring Membership Meeting

The Homestead
Hot Springs, VA

June 21, 2012
VHTA Day at the Downs

Colonial Downs
New Kent, VA

August 6-8, 2012
VHTA Summer Membership Meeting

Williamsburg Lodge
Williamsburg, VA

October 24-25, 2012
VA-1 Tourism Summit

Richmond Marriott Hotel
Richmond, VA

October 25-26, 2012
VHTA Annual Meeting

Richmond Marriott Hotel
Richmond, VA