Virginia announces tourism app for iPhones

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Virginia Tourism Corp. has an app for people traveling around the state.

The state’s tourism marketing arm announced today that the Virginia is for Lover iPhone App is available for free at the iTunes app store for iPhone and iPad users.

The app is designed to provide Virginia residents and visitors with information about attractions, events, accommodations, restaurants and special offers.

For example, the app includes a “Near Me” feature that helps users find attractions within a 15-mile radius of their location, plus maps and directions for each listing. The app also includes access to phone numbers and websites as well as customer reviews of restaurants and lodging.

Tourism generates $19.2 billion in revenue in Virginia and supports 210,000 jobs, according to state officials.

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