2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Tourism and Wineries Web Portal (language only)

Item 134 #4h

Item 134 #4h

Commerce And Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority

Page 91, after line 12, insert:
"J. The Virginia Tourism Authority, in cooperation with the Virginia Wineries Association, the Virginia Wine Board and such other groups as necessary, shall enhance its "" tourism website to include comprehensive hyperlinked listings of wineries, "bed and breakfast" establishments, and historic attractions by geographic area of the Commonwealth.  The web site shall include photographs of wineries and other attractions, which the Virginia Tourism Authority shall request from the respective Virginia wineries.  Such hyperlinked directory shall be designed to assist potential travelers to the Commonwealth in the development of travel itineraries, and shall be organized such that the information is searchable by geographic vicinity.  The Virginia Tourism Authority shall report on revisions made to its web site to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 2004."

(This amendment directs the Virginia Tourism Corporation, in conjunction with the Virginia Wineries Association and the Virginia Wine Board, to develop a web site the contains links to bed and breakfasts, wineries and historical attractions in each region of the Commonwealth.)