Featuring travel industry experts from the world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor® & BCF Agency

(Virginia Beach, Va., October 29, 2014) – The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host a free speakers forum on Thursday, Nov. 6,  2014 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Designed with travel and tourism industry businesses in mind, this forum will provide an opportunity to hear from experts in two increasingly important focus areas of a business’ digital presence: reputation management and search engine optimization (SEO). Following their presentations, the speakers will open the floor for questions.

Tourism is a driving force for the Virginia Beach economy, creating jobs and generating significant economic impact. In 2013, tourism revenue for Virginia Beach reached a record $1.3 billion.  Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 12,257 while local and state tourism-related tax revenues reached $108 million.  

WHAT:         

CVB Speakers Forum: Reputation Management & Maximizing Your Business’ SEO

WHO:            

Scheduled speakers are Mark Preston, Northeast Destination Marketing Organization Sales Manager for TripAdvisor® and Chris DallaVilla, Managing Director of Digital and Analytics for BCF, marketing and advertising agency for the CVB

WHEN:         

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE:      

Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Meeting Suite 1D, Virginia Beach, Va.  

This forum is open to all travel, tourism, hospitality, and retail businesses and organizations.

Advance registration is highly encouragedhttp://goo.gl/forms/iJxj6kwPtI

Media is welcome to attend.