Identify the role of hospitality and tourism in Virginia.
DefinitionIdentification should include specific types of destination marketing in Virginia, including
- history (e.g., Civil War attractions, Monticello)
- environmental attractions (e.g., mountains, beaches, Natural Bridge)
- outdoor recreation (e.g., skiing, hiking).
Identification should also include an evaluation of the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign.
- What impact does hospitality and tourism have on Virginia’s economy?
- What are some techniques that can be used to help Virginia remain a top employer in hospitality and tourism?
- What areas of the state contribute the most to Virginia’s economic growth?
- How does the “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign promote the Commonwealth? Is it effective?
- How has technology helped promote Virginia as a destination?
- How has technology played a role in promoting and marketing tourism in Virginia?
- How roles do Virginia’s political and economic structures play in the state’s economy and hospitality and tourism industries?
- How does the Commonwealth of Virginia strengthen its brand as a tourist destination?
- Where does Virginia rank in employment figures in the hospitality and tourism industry?
- What types of employment are available in the hospitality and tourism in Virginia?
- How has the growth of wineries impacted hospitality and tourism in Virginia?
- What major historical attractions exist in Virginia? What type of impact do these attractions have on the hospitality and tourism industry?
- What attractions exist in Virginia that appeal to the outdoor enthusiast?
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- explaining how the functions of towns and cities have changed over time; and
- describing the unique influence of urban areas and challenges they face.
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