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Richmond Region Launches New Web Site


RICHMOND, VA (March 20, 2008)-Planning and booking a trip to the Richmond Region has never been easier thanks to an all-new travel packages Web site recently launched by the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (RMCVB).  The new site, bundles hotels, dining, attractions, spas, events and more into a one-stop-shopping experience.

The site was developed in response to today's increasingly demanding, time-strapped consumers who are looking for convenient, online booking options. According to a recent Travel Industry Association (TIA) study, one-fourth (25%) of travelers surveyed said they had bought a travel package within the past three years. A package is defined as a trip including at least transportation and a place to stay all for one price. Online travel planning shows no signs of slowing down. Two-thirds (66%) of online travelers or 59.4 million U.S. adults have used the Internet to make travel plans in the last year. This is up 23 percent from 48.1 million adults in 1999, according to TIA.

            The new travel package site gives the RMCVB an additional tool to promote the Region and support area hotels. The site is divided into 10 categories offering options such as Romance, Sports and Adventure, Special Events, Shopping and Girlfriend Getaways. Site visitors can get a sense of what the Region has to offer, whether they purchase a package or not.

            "We are excited about the new exposure this Web site will bring the Richmond Region," said Katherine O'Donnell, RMCVB director of marketing. "The micro-site will enable visitors to view and purchase the packages. And by offering a wide variety, the site will expose visitors to the many offerings of the Region-from history and beyond."

            The site is user friendly for both hotels and attractions posting packages. Participating hotels range from the Five-star, Five-diamond Jefferson Hotel and the quaint Grace Manor Inn to the affordable Holiday Inn Express-each offering one-time special deals or ongoing packages.

            RMCVB is working with area hotels, attractions, restaurants and event organizers to offer even more variety in package selections, giving choosy visitors even more reasons to visit.


The Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau (RMCVB), the official destination marketing and tourism organization for the Richmond Region, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Region to meeting planners, tour operators and leisure travelers

More than 5.7 million people visit the Richmond Region annually, contributing more than $1.84 billion to the local economy. For more information, visit

RMCVB holds accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, DC based Destination Marketing Association International.

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