What is the VBTTF?
The Virginia Beach Travel and Tourism Foundation (VBTTF) was formed in 2011 and is a "public charity" and exempt from federal income tax, under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Financial contributions to the VBTTF are also tax deductible. The VBTTF is additionally qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers and/or gifts.
The VBTTF's mission is to both recognize and promote the invaluable contributions that the city’s hotels, motels, timeshares, restaurants, retail stores, attractions, entertainment venues, and other enterprises make to support our community's economic vitality and quality of life.
The Foundation also provides scholarships for Virginia Beach students enrolled in culinary arts, hospitality and tourism management or another related discipline at an accredited public, private or for-profit college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The VBTTF additionally assists in building international, national, statewide, regional and local partnerships to support favorable travel and tourism related policies and programs to help further strengthen and unify Virginia Beach's hospitality industry.
Finally, the Foundation supports educational efforts and research reports on Virginia Beach and the Coastal Virginia Region's travel and tourism sectors.