2014 was a record-breaking year for Virginia tourism, with 40 million visitors generating over $22 billion dollars in revenue.
Tourism is one of the five largest industries in the state and last year supported 216,000 jobs and $5 billion dollars in payroll.
Governor Terry McAuliffe says the Commonwealth has a lot to offer.
The Old Dominion has also received some impressive accolades recently. Virginia won best food region in the country from Esquire magazine for 2014 and Richmond was named best city in America to visit by American Express travel.