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Thank you for your interest in supporting the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, your unified voice of Georgia’s destination marketing organizations. GACVB strives to continue to meet the needs of our members. 

“The #1 one most important factor that has allowed my DMO to grow as an organization and allowed me to succeed as an executive director is being a member of GACVB. The biggest value of my membership and participation in GACVB is the opportunity to network with my colleagues in the industry to share knowledge and exchange fresh ideas. The conference agendas are overflowing with relevant educational opportunities and GACVB staff always has an answer to any question that I have… whether it is a request for an example of a written policy or recommendations for agencies and consultants. We have been a member since GACVB was formed and look forward to always being a member” ~ Tonya Harvey, Executive Director - Kingsland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Our COMMUNITY of tourism industry professionals offers… 22 REASONS TO INVEST IN GACVB!

NETWORKING, EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • a peer network of over 100 organizations with over 500 total members
  • no charge to member organizations for additional staff members / representatives
  • our updated, online Membership Directory
  • continued education through annual conferences including the annual GACVB Winter Meeting, Georgia Tourism Conference (in partnership with GDEcD), and Georgia Group Sales Symposium (NEW event launched in 2018 in partnership with STS)
  • annual scholarship opportunities for registration assistance to GACVB Winter Meeting, STS Marketing College, Georgia Tourism Conference and Georgia Group Sales Symposium
  • GACVB staff representation for our members through partnership and active participation in Southeast Tourism Society (STS), Destinations International, U. S. Travel Association
  • leadership development through conference education including the Leadership Excellence Certification (LEC) program and opportunities for involvement in committees and board service
  • website promotional impressions and links for our Corporate members on GACVB.com

INDUSTRY RESOURCES & CELEBRATING OUR MEMBERS

  • GACVB.com with industry and advocacy information, education & events, and member center
  • eNewsletters including industry news, legislative updates, and member recognition
  • Career Center on GACVB.com to search and/or submit available job positions for Georgia’s destination marketing organizations and tourism industry affiliates
  • Resource Library with economics, conference speaker presentations, and sample documents
  • social media channels celebrating members and sharing industry information
  • assistance connecting with industry service providers, consultants, and speakers
  • multi-level Benchmark of Excellence Certification program providing guidance and official recognition for maintaining a standard of excellence in all areas of operation
  • RFP distribution to CVBs/DMOs from meeting planner submission opportunity on GACVB.com

ADVOCACY & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

  • a voice for Georgia’s Destination Marketing Organizations and the tourism industry at the State, Southeast region, and National level on issues potentially affecting Georgia’s tourism industry
  • public affairs representation during the Georgia General Assembly Legislative Session and throughout the year
  • GACVB staff representation of our members through reciprocal industry associations including Georgia Travel Association (GATA), Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association (GHLA), Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE), Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC)
  • partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development including the celebration of Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol and the annual Georgia Tourism Conference
  • Local advocacy guidance and general assistance in DMO operations
  • GACVB staff industry outreach and speaking engagements in support of tourism

Annual Membership Dues Investment:
Unlimited number of contacts included for all membership categories except individual student members.

Destination Marketing Organizations:
$150 - Category 1 budgets under $49,999  
$300 - Category 2 budgets between $50,000 – $99,999 
$480 - Category 3 budgets between $100,000 – $249,999 
$780 - Category 4 budgets between $250,000 – $499,999 
$1,140 - Category 5 budgets between $500,000 – $999,999 
$1,800 - Category 6 budgets between $1,000,000 – $1,999,999 
$2,400 - Category 7 budgets between $2,000,000 - $4,999,999 
$3,600 - Category 8 budgets between $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 
$5,400 - Category 9 budgets above $10,000,000

$750 - Corporate - companies that provide goods and services to the travel and hospitality / destination marketing industry.  Membership benefits include promotional presence on gacvb.com with logo and website link and recognition in e-newsletters.

$350 - Affiliate Attractions - attractions engaged in destination marketing and development and enhancing the visitor experience - meeting venues, facilities, and parks; festivals and events (cultural and sports); historical, arts and culture destinations

$250 - Educational Institutions 

$50 - Individual student 

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