Historic Athens Porchfest Duo
Hannah Smith
Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith, Athens CVB Director of Marketing & Communications, is one of the plethora of University of Georgia students who never wanted to leave Athens after graduation. She's particularly thrilled at the food and craft beer scene that's grown up in Athens, and the continued vibrancy of the creative community that makes Athens one of the nation's top college towns to live or visit.


Hannah Smith
Director of Marketing & Communications
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

New Athens Local Product Development Grant Announced

ATHENS, Ga. (March 20, 2017) –The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), along with The Classic Center and Classic Center Cultural Foundation, have established a matching grant program to assist local entitiesin developing new tourism products and experiences that will attract new overnight visitors to Athens-Clarke County…

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Terrapin Takes Top Brewer in Georgia

For the second year in a row, Athens, Georgia's own Terrapin Beer Company was named the Top Brewer in the state of Georgia at the RateBeer Best Awards. Terrapin was thrilled with this recognition, saying, "Cheers to everyone who helped us by enjoying a can or pint of our beer. Thank you!"…

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Meet Athens' Partners and Professionals

Athens' hospitality professionals are out front in the current Meet Athens newsletter, as our CVB Partner of the Year Abby Hicks provides advice to meeting planners and we recognize our award-winning Athens destination experts Missy Brandt Wilson and Elizabeth J. Hovell. More inside information on how planners can leverage in-market partnerships is inside too…

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