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Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

Athens Convention
& Visitors Bureau

300 N. Thomas St.
Athens, GA  30601
706.357.4430
toll-free 800.653.0603
fax 706.546-8040
tourinfo@VisitAthensGA.com 
http://www.VisitAthensGAcom

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 $235 million in spending, 2,420 jobs and $47 million in wages earned in 2011. (Source: Georgia Department of Economic Development Economic Impact Report for 2011.)

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
Director
Phone: 706-357-4432
cjones@VisitAthensGA.com

Sales Department:
Meetings & Conventions, Reunions, Weddings, Group Tour
 Tripp McKenney staff

Tripp McKenney
Director of Sales
Phone: 706-357-4430
tripp@VisitAthensGA.com
 

 

 
   Sam Saussy
 

Sam Saussy
Sales Manager
Phone: 706-357-4433
sam@VisitAthensGA.com

Marketing & Communications:
Press/Editorial Inquires, Website, Social Media, Marketing & Advertising
 Hannah Smith staff

Hannah Smith
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone : 706-357-4408
hsmith@VisitAthensGA.com

 Visitor Information:  
 Venessa Banks staff

Venessa Banks
Executive Assistant
Phone : 706-357-4432
vbanks@VisitAthensGA.com

 Rachel Watkins staff

Rachel Watkins
Information Coordinator
Phone : 706-357-4430
rwatkins@VisitAthensGA.com

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