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Author: Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. Our primary goal is to increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, group tours and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism WORKS for Athens, contributing $310.17 million in spending, 2,872 jobs and $21.24 million in local and state tax revenue in 2017.

ATHENS, GA (November 20, 2018)-- The Classic Center is proud to partner with the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation to help give local children the Christmas they deserve. The Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps women receive the tools they need to lead a success life. The purple and white Christmas tree located in the main lobby next to the ATM machine is decorated with various children’s names.

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), along with The Classic Center and Classic Center Cultural Foundation, will again fund a matching grant program to assist local entities in developing new tourism products and experiences that will attract new overnight visitors to Athens-Clarke County.