Upon reading RVANews.com's recent article on the importance of LGBT tourism in the state of Virginia, we are reminded about our own efforts to encourage and support LGBT tourism here in Virginia Beach. As a proud sponsor of Hampton Roads Pride, the Virginia Beach CVB continues to ensure the nondiscriminatory environment of our city is promoted as a defining characteristic in how we live the life.


Statewide, the Virginia Tourism Corporation is ramping up their efforts in continuing to promote Virginia as a state that is open to all lifestyles. In 2014, Governor McAuliffe created a governor's task force to help increase LGBT tourism in Virginia and to spread the message that (as Caroline Logan, Director of Communications at Virginia Tourism brilliantly stated) "Virginia is for All Lovers."


With PrideFest 2016 coming up in June, you can help out by stopping by the ViBe + Pride: Pridefest Fundraiser at Croc's 19th Street Bistro on April 1-2, or joining us at the celebration in June. Be sure to visit our CVB booth to learn more about how Virginia Beach truly is a beach for everybody!


Hampton Roads Pride