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Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

Athens Convention
& Visitors Bureau

300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA  30601
toll-free 800.653.0603
fax 706.546-8040 

The Athens Georgia Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a proactive sales and destination marketing organization for Athens, Georgia. The Athens CVB is charged with increasing the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, group tours, and meetings and conventions to Athens. The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is a division of The Classic Center Authority and is funded through Athens-Clarke County's hotel-motel tax of 7%*.

*Hotel-motel tax is allocated as follows: ACC receives 14.29% of collections, the CVB 31.42%, and The Classic Center 54.29%.

Tourism WORK$ for Athens,  contributing $256 million in spending, 2,510 jobs and $53 million in wages earned in 2013. (Source: Georgia Department of Economic Development Economic Impact Report for 2013.)

Visitor dollars make a vital contribution to the well-being of the local Athens community. Visitors keep taxes lower because they help pay for public services used by residents. Visitors generate local jobs, improve the quality of life, and contribute to the betterment of our community. 

>>Learn more about the economic impact of the meetings & conventions segment of local tourism at The Classic Center's website.

Athens CVB Staff Directory

 Chuck Jones staff  

Chuck Jones

Sales Department:
Meetings & Conventions, Reunions, Weddings, Group Tour
Missy Brandt

Missy Brandt
Senior Sales Manager

Ben Ray

Ben Ray
Sales Manager

Marketing & Communications:
Website, Social Media, Marketing & Advertising
 Hannah Smith staff

Hannah Smith
Director of Marketing & Communications

 Visitor Information &
  Media Requests:
 Rachel Watkins staff

Rachel Watkins
PR/Information Coordinator 
Phone : 706-357-4543

 Venessa Banks staff

Venessa Banks 
Executive Assistant

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