2021 Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The 2021 Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held in-person in our host city of Huntington. Registration and schedule information will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details and be sure to mark your calendar!


Each year, the Governor’s Conference on Tourism provides an opportunity for tourism industry partners to come together to find new and innovative ways to promote West Virginia as an Almost Heaven vacation destination. Sessions are designed to provide partners with educational and training opportunities on the latest trends and issues in the tourism industry, as well as dedicated time to network and collaborate on ways to work together to showcase West Virginia on a local, regional and national scale.


This year’s conference will be held on Monday, September 13 – Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Doubletree Hilton in our host city of Huntington. Those who want to book your accomodations in advance are welcome to call and ask for the Governor’s Conference on Tourism Group rate of $96. The Doubletree by Hilton Huntington is located at 1001 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington. Accommodations include valet parking only for $8 per day.

Looking to make a weekend in Huntington and explore the Metro Valley region? The Doubletree Hilton is offering the group rate two days before and two days after the conference for industry partners.

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Registration for the 2021 Governor’s Conference on Tourism is open! Registration along with payment is required for attendance. Cost is $250 for industry partners and $50 for students. Bringing multiple team members? Please complete the registration and payment gateway for each member of your team who would like to join.

For registration questions, please contact Katie Light at [email protected].

Register Here


Fees for industry partners will be $250 and at a discounted rate of $50 for students.

Note: Students will have to show valid ID upon check-in.

Partners Pay Here

Students Pay Here


We are currently working on the conference schedule and agenda for this year’s conference. Keep an eye out for updates as they become available.


The annual Stars of Almost Heaven Awards are an opportunity for the West Virginia Tourism Office and West Virginia Tourism Commission to recognize industry partners across the state for their achievements in advertising, marketing and public relations, as well as their contributions to the tourism industry in West Virginia.

Nominations are open now until Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM/EST. Be sure to register for this year’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism to see if your organization will take home the prize!

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