Press Releases


Virginia Beach | A Year's Worth of Travel Inspiration for 2022

Virginia Beach, Va. (January 20, 2022) – A shiny, new year is full of hope and promise for new beginnings. Start fresh with a new calendar already filled with inspiration, and consider a host of reasons in each coming month to add Virginia Beach to your travel planner in 2022.


Persona-Based Marketing Campaign Selected for Magellan Award

Virginia Beach, Va. (October 28, 2021) – Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau was named a silver winner at Travel Weekly’s 2021 Magellan Awards announced last week. The destination’s “Persona-based Family Vacation Campaign” was recognized in the Destination Marketing-Campaign-Advertising/Marketing category. 


Sustainability Focus in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va. (September 15, 2021) - As a coastal city, Virginia Beach residents and leadership are conscious of the state of the local environment and the impact actions can have on the long-term health of the planet.


Get Outdoors in VB

Virginia Beach, Va. (July 27, 2021) - If you love the great outdoors, look no further than Virginia Beach for your next escape.


Bryan Miller Earns Designation as Certified Venue Executive

Virginia Beach, Va. (July 23, 2021) - Virginia Beach Convention Center General Manager Bryan Miller is one of 9 venue industry professionals who recently received their Certified Venue Executive (CVE) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).


VB Arts + Culture Spotlight

Virginia Beach, Va. (July 7, 2021) - Whether you’re an art enthusiast or love discovering new exhibits and creative spaces, Virginia Beach hosts an impressive roster of venues and events that will surely inspire the artist in us all.


What's New in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va.  (June 3, 2021) – Do you really need an excuse to get away this year?


Virginia Beach CVB Hires New Sales Manager

Virginia Beach, Va. (April 27, 2021) – Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Virginia Beach, Virginia, welcomed a new convention sales manager recently.


Virginia Beach Launches Month-Long Restaurant Promotion

Virginia Beach, Va. (February 23, 2021) – The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (VBCVB) and the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association (VBRA) have partnered with local restaurants to create a new promotion, Eat, Drink & Win!, kicking off March 1, 2021.


ASAE Welcomes Virginia Beach CVB as New Event Partner

Virginia Beach, Va. (February 11, 2021)  — ASAE has announced that the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau has signed on as a new event partner in ASAE’s Alliance Partnership Program, as of Feb. 1.


Virginia Beach Expands Meetings Capacity with New Additions

Virginia Beach, Va. (January 21, 2021) – Virginia Beach offers numerous meeting opportunities important to meeting planners considering booking a destination. No matter the size of event, the city’s dedicated meeting professionals will help make it a safe and memorable experience infused with coastal culture. Virginia Beach provides state-of-the art conference rooms in all city properties in addition to the scenic natural beauty found in the great outdoors.


Virginia Beach Convention Center and New Sports Center Combine for Meetings and Events

Virginia Beach, Va. (November 20, 2020) – Virginia Beach’s rich coastal environment has a roster of distinct venues for hosting meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events in a safe and socially distant way, including the destination’s LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new, state-of-the-art Sports Center for visitors looking to host their next event at the beach.


This November Give Thanks With Oysters

Virginia Beach, Va. (October 28, 2020) – While many associate November with turkey, in Virginia it’s oyster month. Virginia Beach is a particularly special place to celebrate because of its geographic location: sitting at the meeting point of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, the destination’s waterways are a magnet for dozens of species of fish and shellfish and home to the world renowned Lynnhaven oysters. 


Class is in Session: Virginia Beach's New, Fun Learning Experiences

Virginia Beach, Va. (September 29, 2020) – With in-class and virtual learning creating household havoc, Virginia Beach in Coastal SE Virginia is welcoming visitors with a unique “bring the classroom to the beach” promotion that takes the sting out of back-to-school 2020.


Virginia Beach CVB Selects FINN Partners as PR Agency of Record

New York, NY (July 23, 2020) – Global marketing and communications firm FINN Partners is the new agency of record in the U.S. for the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).


Virginia Beach CVB Hires New Sales Managers

Virginia Beach, Va. (May 27, 2020) – Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Virginia Beach, Virginia, welcomed two new convention sales managers recently.


The Virginia Beach Convention Center Wins 2020 Leadership Award

Virginia Beach, Va. (July 15, 2020) – The Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) was recently presented with a 2020 Leadership Award by the U.S. Green Building Council Virginia Chapter (USGBC VA).


What's New in 2020?

Virginia Beach, Va. (January 17, 2020) – From new hotels, spaces, and resort renovations, arts and culture happenings, and outdoor adventures to new restaurants, bars, and breweries, find out all the new attractions and events for this spring and beyond.


Fall and Winter Happenings in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va. (September 12, 2019) – Beach destinations are usually associated with sand, sunscreen and swimsuits, but Virginia Beach offers visitors fun experiences and adventures during the cool weather months, too. With its idyllic coastal location, celebrated culinary scene and important historical landmarks, Virginia Beach is a destination to be enjoyed year round. Here’s what to do, see and eat next season.


VB CVB Launches 'Go Beachless' Summer Campaign

Virginia Beach, Va. (March 13, 2019) – Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the launch of this summer’s “Go Beachless / Go Beach” campaign. The campaign will run through the end of June, 2019, with the primary focus being to educate consumers that, in addition to Virginia Beach’s incredible beaches, the destination has many more experiences to offer.


New Virginia Beach Sports Center Opening in 2020

Virginia Beach, Va. (July 24, 2018) – The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau announces the development of a new 285,000-square-foot state-of-the-art sports center, slated for completion November 2020. The Virginia Beach Sports Center, which will be located in the coastal city’s Oceanfront district, will consist of a 200-meter indoor hydraulically banked track, field event features including dual jumping pits and dual pole vault pits, and 195,000 square feet of programmable space, 117,000 square feet of which is multi-purpose, column-free flexible space built to accommodate 12 basketball courts convertible to 24 volleyball courts.


Festivities Abound in Virginia Beach this September

Virginia Beach, Va. (August 16, 2017) – With Virginia Beach being a year-round destination, the fun doesn’t stop as summer turns to fall. In fact, the end of summer is one of the best times to visit VB. With perfect weather, stunning views and rockin’ events all month long, the coastal city is sure to have you livin’ the life! There are so many lively and entertaining events happening in September – from wine tasting and marathon running, to international sand sculptors and live music on the sand, the month will be filled with good times and autumn vibes.


Virginia Beach Celebrates Last Month of Summer this August

Virginia Beach, Va. (July 19, 2017) – The beautiful weather rolls on in Virginia Beach as we gear up to close out the last month of summer in true VB fashion! With many festivals and events for travelers to experience this August, don’t miss out on the summer fun!


Virginia Beach Illuminates With Summer Fun this July

Virginia Beach, Va. (June 19, 2017) – Hit your summer stride in July as Virginia Beach rolls out even more fun and festivities. Events range from artistic to adventurous, guaranteeing a great and distinct experience for everyone. Get your live music fix, cruise around the coastline to watch for Fourth of July fireworks, and experience art all around you. Visitors and locals alike won’t want to miss out on the nonstop action and excitement that Virginia Beach has to offer!


Virginia Beach Sizzles into Summer this June

Virginia Beach, Va. (May 19, 2017) – Kick off summer and quench your thirst for easy living with seasonal festivals and events to refresh your spirit. June brings some amazingly diverse and exciting events to all of Virginia Beach’s distinct districts; from the invigorating sand soccer tournaments along our Oceanfront Resort Beach to a weekend-long celebration in the sand for our military and vintage aircrafts maneuvering through the sky. The unique, inspirational and mind-blowing fun will continue all month long. Visitors should expect a lively and entertaining lineup of events!


We have a Spring in Our Step in Virginia Beach This May

Virginia Beach, Va. (April 24, 2017) – Spring is finally here and things are happening all over the beach this May, offering variety and fun for every visitor to experience. From beachside entertainment to wildlife spotting, patriotic celebrations and even strawberries served 50 different ways, visitors are sure to kick off the season in a colorful way in Virginia Beach this month.


Spring Is in the Air in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va. (March 16, 2017) – The weather is warming up and spring is in the air, which means it’s the perfect time to put on your sunglasses, roll down the windows and head to the beach. This month in Virginia Beach travelers can enjoy a unique soup tasting festival, spring fashionistas strutting on the runway, family fun on the farm and more.


Virginia Beach Springs into March

Virginia Beach, Va. (February 15, 2017) – As winter marches on, spring fills the air in Virginia Beach. Not to mention, there’s more sunlight to get visitors through each day! This March, enjoy a month full of festive events, including the 2017 Shamrock Marathon, 31st Annual Spring Craft Market and the Grand National Championship by the Sea. Also, it’s the last month to view the world’s largest marine animals aboard whale-watching boat tours, so mark your calendars for an unforgettable kickoff to spring.


Virginia Beach has Lots to Love this February

Virginia Beach, Va. (January 17, 2017) – Visitors know in their heart of hearts that Virginia Beach is a lovely place to spend time soaking up some winter fun or embarking on a romantic getaway for a Valentine’s Day retreat. This month is full of heart-throbbing events that will fill visitors with pure enjoyment to their heart’s content.


New Year, New Memories Await in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Va. (January 3, 2017) – Let’s ring in the new year! The holidays are in the rear view, but there are so many events to look forward to kick-off 2017 in true VB fashion. Regardless of how you choose to begin the year, it’s sure to be a bright and exciting month ahead!