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CELEBRATING NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK

 

MAY 1 - MAY 7, 2022

 

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is a widely celebrated annual tradition for both the U.S. travel community and here locally in Virginia Beach. It’s a time when travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals come together to celebrate the importance our industry holds for our economy, businesses, and even personal well-being. Established by a congressional resolution in 1983, NTTW is dedicated to highlighting the power of travel by recognizing the millions of people nationwide who help keep the hospitality industry going strong, on the frontlines, and behind the scenes.

NTTW 2022 recognizes the FUTURE OF TRAVEL and the critical role our industry will play in rebuilding the workforce, helping communities recover, fostering sustainability, ushering in new innovations, and reconnecting travelers in the U.S. and around the world. This was a special week for us to unite in celebrating our industry and honoring the hard work and commitment of our hospitality and tourism workforce here in Virginia Beach. 

 

 

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During National Travel and Tourism Week The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau holds its annual National Travel and Tourism Week Awards Ceremony. The National Travel and Tourism Awards was created to recognize those within our hospitality community who excel in their work in making Virginia Beach a First-Class travel destination, awards in almost a dozen industry-related categories were presented to local “hospitality heroes” at the luncheon celebration held on May 5th, 2022 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Below are this year's winners.

Betty Spence

Carlos Wilson Lifetime Achievement

The Doubletree by Hilton

Gioia Brown

Banquet/Catering

Holiday Inn North Beach

Savanna Smith

Dishwasher/Busser

The Atlantic on Pacific

Rebecca Macmillan

Host/ Hostess/Cashier

YNOT – Great Neck

Paul Newman

Kitchen Staff

Marriott Virginia Beach

Oceanfront North

Emily Ngulutu

Waitstaff/Bartender

Swan Terrace

Vicente Mosquera 

Waitstaff/Bartender

Isle of Capri

Dany Williams

Maintenance/Engineer

The Westin 

Jonas Cruz

Maintenance/Engineer

Springhill Suites

David Mitchell

Bellman

The Historic Cavalier 

Leslie Hogge

Front Desk

The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront 

Sade Allsbrook

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Homewood Suites

Vanita Spears

Housekeeping/Laundry

The Oceanfront Inn

Mike Hilton

James Ricketts Hospitality Hero

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