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Visit Loudoun University
Visit Loudoun University is Visit Loudoun's education initiative that includes a variety of seminars and information programs designed to keep you connected, learning, and collaborating with Visit Loudoun and with one another, and to help you grow your tourism business.
These programs are open to all tourism and hospitality professionals – including front-line personnel, sales, marketing, management, and owners – of attractions, accommodations, meeting and event facilities and vendors, recreation facilities, retail shops, restaurants, and visitor services.
Visit Loudoun University programs include the Friday Tourism Forums, Resource Hours, FAM Tours, and the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Training Program. Unless advertised, and except for the CTA Training Program, all Visit Loudoun University events are free to attend.
The Friday Tourism Forum is typically held on the 3rd Friday of the month, four times a year, typically from 8-10am or 3-5pm at locations throughout the county. It is a free program unless otherwise noted and is designed to encourage the entire industry to:
- Network with one another
- Receive important updates on Visit Loudoun sales, marketing, and public relations programs
- Hear presentations by speakers on topics that are relevant to tourism businesses and the Loudoun tourism industry
Upcoming Friday Tourism Forums are posted on the left sidebar under "Upcoming Events" and announced through our industry newsletters, emailed monthly at the beginning of the month, and event notices, emailed twice prior to the event. Subscribe to our industry email notifications here.
Want to host the Forum or sponsor the refreshments?
Showcase your business to other tourism industry colleagues, be included in the pre-promotion of the program, and have an opportunity to provide a two-minute overview of your business to the program participants. Hosts may also give a tour of their property or business after the program.
Have an idea or request for a topic or speaker?
If you are dying to learn about a topic that would be of interest to the industry, or have heard a speaker (or ARE a speaker) that you think would offer something valuable to our audience, let us know!
PAST FORUM PROGRAMS
Electronic Marketing and PR with the Virginia Tourism Corporation: January 21, 2011
Location-Based Social Media, Group Coupons, and QR Codes: April 15, 2011
Visitor Trends: July 15, 2011
(Berkeley Young requested this presentation be posted with a "will destruct in 30 days" warning because of the ever-changing world events that affect the travel industry!)
LivingSocial and the Power of Social Commerce: October 21, 2011
Presentation (This is the original PowerPoint presentation with Adam Palmer's notes. They tell the compelling stories behind his slides.)
Presentation in PDF (For those of you without PowerPoint, but this version does not show his notes.)
Marketing Loudoun Internationally : March 21, 2013