The Virginia Green Travel Alliance
The Virginia Green Travel Alliance (VGTA) is the 501c3 non-profit organization that was created in 2014 to support and expand the outreach efforts of the state’s Virginia Green program and sustainable tourism efforts statewide.
Virginia Green is the state's recognition program that recognizes tourism partners that have self-certified their environmental efforts. The partnership includes the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Travel Association. More than 1800 Virginia businesses have certified their environmental commitments through the Virginia Green program. Partners include hotels, restaurants, parks, wineries, breweries, museums, festivals & events, and any other business that considers itself to be a part of the tourism industry.
The VGTA works to support, promote, and continuously educate the certified partners as they seek to continuously improve their environmental programs. Additionally, the VGTA seeks to engage and challenge consumers to “choose Virginia Green” when making their plans for travel, dining, and fun.