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Virginia Green Travel Stars


Various photos from the 2018 Virginia Green Award Ceremony

Green Travel Stars recognizes the efforts of participants of Virginia Green, Virginia's campaign to promote environmentally friendly practices in the tourism industry. Contact us at if you have questions.

Virginia Green Travel Conference 

Professionals across the Commonwealth in all facets of hospitality and tourism gather to seek sustainable solutions to protect Virginia's environment that are also profitable for tourism businesses. As an attendee you will return to your business armed with proactive responses to current global trends ensuring you won't get left behind. Registration is open for the 2020 Virginia Green Travel Conference that will be held in Richmond. The conference has been postponed. A new date will be set in the coming weeks.

2019 Travel Star Awards

There are four award categories: 

  • Green Program Award for the overall accomplishments of a facility
  • Innovative Green Project Award for a specific accomplishment
  • Green Supplier of the Year Award
  • Green All-Star Award for individual staff members who are leading your facility's green program efforts

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019 Virginia Green Travel Star Awards. Winners will be announced at the 2020 Virginia Green Travel Conference which will be held in Richmond in March.

2018 Travel Star Awards

On April 25, 2019, the 2018 Travel Star Awards were presented at the 6th Annual Virginia Green Travel Conference held at the Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg, VA. Virginia Green recognized 19 Virginia Green Travel Star Awards for outstanding green tourism practices. Five additional tourism businesses were recognized as Virginia Green Travel Leaders for their efforts. Read about projects and programs implemented by winners in the 2018 Virginia Green Awards.

Green Partner of the Year Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Green Attraction of the Year  Birdsong Pleasure Garden, Luray
Green Bed & Breakfast/Inn of the Year Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg
Green Brewery of the Year  Coelacanth Brewing, Norfolk
Green Caterer of the Year full circle catering, Lexington
Green Convention Center of the Year Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach
Green Dining Services of the Year JMU Dining Services, Harrisonburg
Green Event of the Year Blacks Run Clean Up, Harrisonburg
Green Hotel of the Year DoubleTree by Hilton, Virginia Beach
Green Service of the Year Yuck Paint, Vienna
Green Supplier of the Year   Sysco Virginia, Harrisonburg   
Green Vacation Rental of the Year Sandswept, Virginia Beach
Green Winery of the Year Delaplane Cellars, Delaplane
Innovative Green Project

BF Saul
Nauticus, Norfolk
Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson
Kiptopeke State Park, Cape Charles
Civil War Trails, Williamsburg
RIC - Capital Region Airport Commission, Richmond

2018 Travel Leader Award Winners

  • Back INN Time Bed & Breakfast, Kilmarnock
  • Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast, South Boston
  • Mountain Song Inn, Willis
  • Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria
  • Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, Hanover

Past Travel Star Award Winners



Virginia Green is a partnership program supported by

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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