The West Virginia Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureau provides a statewide peer group to facilitate professional tourism development throughout the state. Created in 2005, the WVACVB brings CVBs to the forefront of the tourism industry in West Virginia. The association currently boasts of 100% member retention throughout the state.

Why CVBs should join the WVACVB:

  • Weekly updates on tourism issues during the legislative session
  • Educational trainings on tourism and marketing
  • Frequent newsletters and communication
  • Network of professional relationships
  • CVB accreditation guidance
  • Vendor discounts
  • Instruction of best industry practices for tourism organizations
  • Help to grow tourism and the WVACVB in West Virginia
  • Mentorship from established CVBs
  • Tourism advocacy on a larger scale
  • Accreditation discount for members

To be considered for membership, CVBs must adhere to the following:

  • Be responsive to all inquiries on a timely basis - phone calls or emails
  • Have a dedicated website
  • Have social media accounts and presence
  • Must market 50 miles outside of their destination to attract new money to their marketplace
  • Must be governed by their local board of directors and operate within their bylaws
  • Must operate within all state and local laws

  • Must be in good standing with the West Virginia Department of Tourism

  • Must fulfill their professional standards of conduct per the WVACVB Code of Conduct

  • Become accredited within first year of membership

  • To learn more about membership, please use the email  info@wvacvb.org



The WVACVB believes that CVBs have a responsibility to be good stewards of the funds received through lodging tax revenue.

We also maintain that CVBs use those funds effectively. To focus on those standards, the WVACVB oversees an accreditation program for its members. Established in 2006, accreditation must be renewed every four years. Starting in July 2021, West Virginia State Code (https://code.wvlegislature.gov/7-18-13A/) requires that all CVBs be accredited through the WVACVB to receive their portion of the hotel motel tax. To learn more about accreditation and start an application, email us at info@wvacvb.org