Visit Savannah President, Joseph Marinelli attended U.S. Travel Association’s Summer Board Meeting last week. Marinelli serves on the Meetings Mean Business Coalition Advisory Board – an industry-wide coalition working to showcase the undeniable value of business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions.
One breakout session was entirely focused on how the Association will work with the Biden administration and federal legislators to promote business travel again, with special emphasis on meetings and conventions travel. Comprised of over 70 members, this group—newly merged under the U.S. Travel umbrella—convenes quarterly and works to raise the profile and importance of meetings and events in the media and in the minds of lawmakers.
Visit Savannah’s participation and input on this platform is truly significant. This presence will certainly foster favorable outcomes in the area of meetings and business travel for Savannah, leading to the nationwide growth and standing of our destination.