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Hundreds of Virginia attractions, lodging properties and destinations offer savings of up to 40 percent off-



Take Back the Right to Travel with “Virginia’s 40 Off

Travel Deals



MOUNT VERNON, Va. April 28, 2009 – The 40th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers just got more exciting with the launch of Virginia’s 40 Off Travel Deals, a statewide program with more than 200 special offers that make travel in Virginia up to 40 percent off through 2009.


Virginia’s 40 Off Travel Deals program was created to remind people that travel is a basic right - a personal freedom that is essential to overall well-being.  These deals are designed to give people the freedom to travel, live out their passion for life and reconnect with the experiences that make life meaningful on vacation in Virginia


Passionate travelers looking for great deals will find major savings with more than 200 special offers listed at  Resorts, hotels, inns, museums, outfitters and others are offering one of four ways to save big in honor of 40 years of Virginia is for Lovers:

  • $40 off
  • 40 percent off
  • Spend three nights, get a fourth night free, or
  • Buy three, get a fourth free


Examples of the deals discerning travelers will find at include: spend three nights get a fourth night free at The Hotel Floyd, along Virginia’s Crooked Road in Southwest Virginia.  Mention “Virginia is for Lovers” and get $40 each night stay at the Inn & Garden Café in Onancock on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  Visit the sites in Norfolk and enjoy 40 percent off at the Sheraton Waterside along the Elizabeth River.  Travelers can live out their passion for history with savings at Mount Vernon, offering buy three admissions get a fourth free for tickets purchased online staring June 1. 


Dates, rates and restrictions will vary between offers, with many deals featured through the end of 2009.  Details, trip ideas and travel resources are available at


Virginia’s 40 Off launched in dramatic fashion with a special event on April 28 at Mount Vernon.  Forty lucky people (20 winners plus guests) arrived at Mount Vernon, suitcase in hand, prepared to be whisked away on a free overnight vacation in Virginia.  The catch?  The destinations were top secret.  Only after arriving and touring Mount Vernon did the 40 learn from “George Washington”, America’s first president and avid traveler, where in Virginia they were to visit.  A fife and drum corps led the winners to four Carey mini-motor coaches destined for the following vacation experiences: 


  • 10 winners departed for historic charm, elegance and adventure in Luray/Page County, with a stay at the luxurious Mimslyn Inn, touring Luray Caverns*, a visit to the beauty of Shenandoah National Park and more.


  • 10 winners visited Richmond and Charlottesville for history, excitement and wineries, with a stay at the historic Berkeley Inn*, a Segway tour through downtown Richmond, followed by a winery visit, a tour of Monticello and other historic Charlottesville sites.


  • 10 winners toured Loudoun County for wine, history and shopping, tours of Oatlands Plantation, the National Air and Space Museum and area wineries, topped off with deals at Leesburg Outlets.


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