Virginia Green Travel Stars

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 VirginiaGreen@deq.virginia.gov if you have questions.

2017 Travel Star Awards

Applications for the 2017 Travel Star Awards are no longer being accepted.  Awards will be presented at the 5th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference & Travel Star Awards which will take place March 1 & 2 in Virginia Beach. Categories include green program, most innovative & impactful green project and best green supplier.  Applications will be judged on overall level of commitment, measurable environmental benefits or progress, cost savings and customer outreach & engagement. 

2016 Travel Star Awards

On February 17, 2017, the 2016 Virginia Green Travel Stars Awards were presented at the 4th Annual Virginia Green Travel Conference held at the UVA Darden School Conference Center. Virginia Green recognized 19 Virginia Green Travel Star Awards for outstanding green tourism practices. Twenty-two additional tourism businesses were recognized as Virginia Green Travel Leaders for their efforts. Read about projects and programs implemented by winners in the 2016 Virginia Green Award Summary.


Green Attraction of the Year  Jungle Golf, Virginia Beach
Green Brewery of the Year Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Nellysford
Green Travel Chapter of the Year Chesapeake Green, Chesapeake
Green Event of the Year The Newport News One City Marathon presented by Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News
Green Hotel of the Year Westin Reston Heights, Reston
Green Bed & Breakfast/Inn of the Year Peabody's 'Hip Little Stay', Luray
Green Restaurant of the Year The Daily, Richmond
Green Winery of the Year DuCard Vineyards, Etlan

North Gate Vineyard, Purcellville
Green Supplier of the Year RepSource MidAtlantic, Ashland
Green Convention Center of the Year Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach
Green Conference Center of the Year UVA Inn at Darden Conference and Event Center, Charlottesville
Green Transportation of the Year Richmond Limousine, Henrico
Green Visitor Center of the Year Hardesty-Higgins House, Harrisonburg
Green Supporting Partner of the Year Virginia Clean Cities, Harrisonburg
Industry Game Changer Eric Walter, Blackbear Composting
Innovative Green Project Oystoberfest, Richmond

Green Corner Consulting, Charlottesville

Executive Mansion Greening, Richmond

2016 Travel Leader Award Winners

  • Adventure Kayak Tours, Chesapeake
  • Birdsong Pleasure Garden, Luray
  • Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton
  • Burnham Guides, Onancock
  • Caffe Amouri, Vienna
  • Capital Ale House, Richmond
  • Claiborne House Bed & Breakfast, Rocky Mount
  • Clay Corner Inn, Blacksburg
  • Coelacanth Brewing, Norfolk
  • Doubletree by Hilton, Virginia Beach
  • Green Leaf and Pebble Tea Spa, Virginia Beach
  • Hilton Richmond Downtown, Richmond
  • HI Richmond, Richmond
  • Local Roots - A Farm to Table Restaurant, Roanoke
  • Mountain Song Inn, Willis
  • Monticello Wine Trail
  • Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast, South Boston
  • Port City Brewing Company, Alexandria
  • RVA Green Team, Richmond
  • Shadow Mountain Escape, Luray
  • The Damascus Brewery, Damascus
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, Virginia Beach

For more information on the 2016 winners click here.

2015 Travel Star and Travel Leader Awards

For more information about the 2015 winners click here

2014 Travel Star and Travel Leader Awards

For more information about the 2014 winners click here

2013 Travel Star and Travel Leader Awards

For more information about the 2013 winners click  here.

2012 Travel Star and Travel Leader Awards

For more information about the 2012 winners click here.


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Richmond, VA 23218
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