Published on: Aug. 31, 2015
Governor’s Tourism Conference to be Hosted in Savannah This Week

The Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference will bring more than 500 tourism professionals to Savannah this week, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2. This is the first time the annual conference has been hosted in Savannah.
“We specifically bid on hosting the 2015 conference because we wanted folks from around the state, many who probably have not visited Savannah for years, to see how much we are changing,” said Joseph Marinelli, Visit Savannah president. “From the new hotels and many new restaurants to the retail facelift happening on Broughton Street, our guests will surely be impressed.”

The conference is taking place at the Hyatt Regency and features presentations about marketing trends, technological initiatives and other topics important to Georgia’s tourism industry. Guest speakers include Gov. Nathan Deal, Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of MMGY Global, representatives from the City of Savannah and the Georgia Department of Economic Development and more. For a full list of sessions, visit

“This conference is the Georgia tourism industry’s once-a-year opportunity to get together and learn about the latest techniques in tourism marketing and technology while learning best practices from peers,” said Julie Musselman, GACVB executive director. “The conference planning committee is thrilled to hold this important event in Savannah for the very first time this year.”

For more information, visit the conference website at

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