2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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International Tourism Marketing Program (language only)

Item 129 #1c

Item 129 #1c

Commerce and Trade
Virginia Tourism Authority


Page 111, strike lines 1 through 4, and insert:

"M. Out of the amounts for Tourist Promotion, $400,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided as an incentive to establish nonstop air service between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport in accordance with a signed agreement entered into with the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Such agreement shall include provisions requiring a minimum of three nonstop round-trip flights per week, a load factor, and that the incentive payments be repaid or reduced proportionately if such conditions are not met."


(This amendment accompanies funding in the amount of $400,000 from the general fund the second year for a grant designed to attract tourists from India. This language requires that the recipient must enter into a performance agreement with the Commonwealth and must meet certain performance metrics.)