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Here are some of our recent press releases:

Finalists announced for inaugural RVA Sports Awards Fan voting has opened for the inaugural RVA Sports Awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 5 in a ceremony at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and televised on CBS 6.

Richmond Area to Host 2023-2024 USATF Cross Country Championships The 2023 and 2024 USA Track & Field Cross Country Championships will be staged at Pole Green Park in Hanover as part of the Richmond Cross Country Festival. The event organized by USA Track & Field Virginia will feature more than 700 athletes.

Letters to the Editor: Local tourism group cites casino project's potential  Enthusiasm within the tourism sector for this initiative continues to increase. The project holds immense potential to enhance our tourism assets.

GreenCity arena hopes to draw sports, music acts GreenCity’s status as an eco-district — a sustainable development with a reduced ecological footprint — will draw interest from music acts that have pledged to make their tours eco-friendly.

Volunteers needed as tourism ambassadors Helping the hospitality and tourism sector should be important to all Richmond region residents. Tourism builds community and improves quality of life.

The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures  RRT promotes from within and hires new staff.

Tourists are returning to Richmond, slowly but surely  The tourism industry is starting to heal across the country from the brutal hit dealt by the ongoing pandemic - including in Richmond.

Inspiring Students and Making the Hospitality Industry Stronger, Meet Dr. Berkita Bradford  The Richmond Region Tourism Foundation is proud to provide annual scholarships to Virginia State University hospitality management students.

Richmond area tourism on the rise post-COVID  Virginia is open and tourism is now on the rise. Experts say more people are visiting Richmond, booking hotels and feeding money back into the economy.

CIAA and Richmond Region Tourism Announce Partnership to host Three Championships in region through 2024 - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association  The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Richmond Region Tourism announce a three-year partnership that will bring a trio of spring championships to the Richmond region beginning in 2022.

Dan Schmitt column: Tourism’s welcome back