News from 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.

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:

June 11 – Wytheville

June 11 - Manassas

June 18 - Williamsburg
June 25 - Richmond

August 13 - Front Royal

August 20 - Virginia Beach

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

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 -

Anthem -


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. -

Shred-it -

Staples -


Upcoming Events

June 21, 2012
VHTA Derby Day

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 Membership Meeting

Richmond Marriott Hotel

Richmond, VA