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Virginia is for Lovers iPhone App Puts Travel at Your Fingertips



New mobile application connects visitors to more than 12,000 destinations statewide

RICHMOND, Va. – (Richmond, Va.)  The Virginia Tourism Corporation announced the Virginia is for Lovers iPhone App - Virginia's first, statewide mobile travel guide of its kind that puts more than 12,000 attractions, events, accommodations, restaurants and special offers at visitors’ fingertips.  The mobile guide is available for free at the iTunes app store for iPhone and iPad users.

The Virginia is for Lovers iPhone app is designed to help visitors immediately access lodging, entertainment and dining options to encourage them to extend their stay and visit more destinations in Virginia.

Special features and highlights of the Virginia is for Lovers iPhone app include:

  • More than 12,000 listings including restaurants, hotels, wineries, museums and historical sites across the state.
  • A “Near Me” feature which allows users to find all attractions in a 15 mile radius
  • Directions and mapping feature for every listing
  • Direct access to call for reservations via phone or Web site
  • Customer reviews for restaurants and lodging properties
  • Pet-friendly attractions and destinations listed by locality

Alisa Bailey, president and CEO of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, encourages Virginians to take advantage of this new service to help assist residents on travels throughout the state.

“The Virginia is for Lovers iPhone app is a great resource for Virginians as well as visitors.  Take advantage of this free service and get access to the nearest restaurants, wineries, museums and events while you are traveling throughout Virginia, either on business or vacation with your family.”

Tourism generates $19.2 billion in revenue for Virginia, supports 210,000 jobs and provides $1.28 billion in state and local taxes for communities.

Go to Virginia.org for more information on the free, Virginia is for Lovers iPhone app or visit www.Virginia.org for more details and information.  Or call to request a free, Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.


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