Awards, Accolades, and Testimonials

Garnering awards from trade journals and industry associations, Visit Williamsburg's sales team continues to bring home the gold. And, while the hardware is nice, the proof is in the pudding. See what our clients have to say.

Smart Meetings

Platinum Choice Award (2023)

ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award

Best Meeting Sites in the South (2021, 2022, and 2023)

Stella Awards

Best CVB/DMO Southeast (2021)


"The relationship that we have with Visit Williamsburg is invaluable to us! They are a wealth of knowledge on everything pertaining to their area and are the first people that we turn to when we are running into challenges. The insight that they are able to provide coupled with the partnerships that they facilitate allow us to work more effectively in Williamsburg."

- Katherine Harmon

Director, Lodging Procurement



"Visit Williamsburg is an incredible partner. The entire team truly cares about each and every visitor and our customers feel genuinely welcomed. It's the small things, like arranging a welcome gift or note, that really go a long way to making someone feel welcome. I know that their attention to our groups impacts educators' desire to return to the destination year after year."

- Courtenay Betts

Associate Director of Operations

EF Explore America


"Sales Director Julia Smyth-Young is the ideal representative for her city and destination! The relationships she has built within Williamsburg make it easy to execute exemplary meetings and conventions. Trusted, attentive, and a destination expert are a few words to describe what makes Visit Williamsburg a DMO you want to work with for meetings, conventions, and events in Williamsburg!”

Lynn Lawson



“Julia is an industry and area expert and a joy to work with. It’s always a success working with Visit Williamsburg and meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.” 

- Valerie Gardner


CGMP National Center for State Courts