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MLS ALL-STAR WEEK PARTNER SITE VISIT March 13, 2018


WILLIAM PATE PRESIDENT AND CEO ATLANTA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU


ACVB MISSION

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To sell and market metro Atlanta and Georgia globally as the premier conventions, meetings and tourism destination in the regional, national and international marketplace and favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.


WHY IS HOSPITALITY IMPORTANT?

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280,000 metro Atlanta employees in hospitality industry

52 million visitors in 2016

$15 billion in visitor spending in 2016

The gasoline that runs the engine


WHAT SETS ATLANTA APART? ACCESSIBILITY •

80 percent of the U.S. population within a two-hour flight of the world’s busiest airport,

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport FLEXIBLE HOTEL PORTFOLIO •

More than 95,600 hotel rooms in metro Atlanta and 11,800 rooms within a one-mile radius of Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC)

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GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER •

Nation’s fourth-largest convention center conveniently located in the heart of Downtown

SHOPPING CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH •

Legendary shopping at Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

AWARD-WINNING FOOD SCENE •

In the past five years, Atlanta chefs have garnered 65 semifinalist nominations for James Beard awards

VIBRANT ARTS AND CULTURAL COMMUNITY •

1,700 arts and cultural institutions in the metro area


NUMBER OF VISITORS TO ATLANTA ON THE RISE 60

Visitors (Millions)

50 40 30 20

10 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

52 percent increase in visitation in the last eight years

2015

2016


ATLANTA CVB CONTACTS JENNA SNYDER CONVENTION SERVICES

ZACHARY LAWS SALES

jsnyder@atlanta.net

zlaws@atlanta.net

LAUREN DISMUKE RUSHING MARKETING

VICTORIA LIGHTFOOT PUBLIC RELATIONS

lrushing@atlanta.net

vlightfoot@atlanta.net

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS VIDEO >> View Here


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NEIGHBORHOODS VIDEO >> View Here


PROMOTE ATLANTA •

Atlanta content for your publications, website and other promotional materials >> news.atlanta.net

Browse our collection of videos >> www.youtube.com/discoveratlanta

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Extensive collection of Atlanta images >> www.Barberstock.com/atlanta

Provide promotional brochures >> https://www.atlanta.net/explore/visitor-guides/


ONLINE SUPPLIER SEARCH ATLANTAMEETINGS.COM >> CLICK FOR FACILITIES & VENUES SEARCH

>> CLICK FOR SUPPLIERS SEARCH


ATLANTA VENUE CATALOG >> Click here to view

MLS ALL-STAR WEEK PARTNER PRESENTATION March 2018  
MLS ALL-STAR WEEK PARTNER PRESENTATION March 2018