Legislative Resources

2018 Legislative Agenda (with industry talking points)

Industry Talking Points - Statewide Tourism Advertising Impacts

Advocacy Tips

September 21, 2016 Press Release - GACVB Opposes Discriminatory Legislation

September 15, 2016 Press Release - Deal Earns STS Shining Example Award

September 1, 2015 - GACVB Session presented at the Governor's Tourism Conference:
How to be Effective and How to not be Terribly Ineffective:  Building Relationships with Legislators (video link)
Top Session Takeaways Flyer 
Speakers: Sonny Dixon, retired news anchor and former legislator; Lee Hughes, Hughes Public Affairs

September 1, 2015 - The Department of Revenue's session presented at the Governor's Tourism Conference:
An Overview of Georgia's New Hotel-Motel Fee and Sales Tax on Accommodations
Speakers:  Commissioner Lynne Riley and Amy Oneacre, Department of Revenue

October 9, 2014 - GACVB Presentation at Columbus Collaborate Summit:  Effective Ways to Communicate with your Elected Officials
Speaker:  Julie Ford Musselman, GACVB

The resources below were compiled to provide our members with information to help prepare for legislative visits during Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol but could be used for any legislative activity throughout the year.  Plan to attend the 2017 Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol.

 Above - Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal with Georgia Tourism Professionals
at the Southeast Tourism Society's 2016 Shining Example Awards Dinner.