Last week at the Georgia Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Jekyll Island, Visit Savannah and Visit Tybee were honored along with the Golden Isles CVB with the Bill Hardman, Sr. Tourism Partnership Champion Award. Visit Savannah president Joseph Marinelli and Visit Tybee director Sara Lane are pictured with the awards.
The Partnership Champion Award is given to an alliance that collaborates to increase visitation and tourism expenditures in Georgia. The three destination marketing organizations were honored for their work on the new I-95 Welcome Center at Port Wentworth, which has set the standard for how the state welcome centers will be re-imagined in the future.
Visit Savannah, in partnership with the Tourism Leadership Council, was presented with this award in 2014 for the collaboration that both organizations provide in leading Savannah’s leadership efforts.