Join your Network! 

Thank you for your interest in investing in partnership, education, and advocacy for your organization and supporting the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (GACVB), your unified voice and resource for Georgia’s destination organizations and allied industry partners. GACVB strives to continue to meet the needs of our members. 

Our Mission Pillars are:

  • Education & Networking
  • Advocacy & Government Relations
  • Professional & Leadership Development

Our Member-Partners are:

  • Destination Organizations (including Convention & Visitors Bureaus/CVBs, Tourism-charged Chambers of Commerce, Quasi-governmental tourism marketing agencies, Tourism and Convention Center Authorities, Tourism-affiliated Economic and Community / Downtown Development Programs)
  • Destination Attractions (including meeting facilities) 
  • Travel & Tourism Service Providers (including creative, marketing, public relations, research, consulting agencies)
  • Media Affiliates
  • Educational Institutions 
  • Ally Industry Associations 

“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




  • 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
  • continuing education through annual GACVB conferences including the GACVB Annual Conference and Georgia Group Sales Symposium.
  • annual scholarship opportunities for registration assistance to GACVB Conferences, Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Marketing College, Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference and more! 
  • GACVB staff representation for our members through partnership and active participation in Southeast Tourism Society (STS), Destinations International, U. S. Travel Association and other tourism industry allies
  • 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


  • with industry and advocacy information, education & events, and member center
  • eNewsletters including industry news, legislative updates, and member recognition
  • Career Center on 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 member CVBs/DMOs from meeting planner submission opportunity on
  • RFP distribution and referrals to member industry partners / agencies with tourism tools, products and services


  • a voice for Georgia’s Destination 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 Hotel & Lodging Association (GHLA), Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE), Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC), and more!
  • annual partnership with Explore Georgia, Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) including the celebration of Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol 
  • 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.

Convention & Visitors Bureaus / Destination Marketing Organizations:
$175 - Category 1 budgets under $49,999  
$345 - Category 2 budgets between $50,000 – $99,999 
$552 - Category 3 budgets between $100,000 – $249,999 
$897 - Category 4 budgets between $250,000 – $499,999 
$1,311 - Category 5 budgets between $500,000 – $999,999 
$2,070 - Category 6 budgets between $1,000,000 – $1,999,999 
$2,760 - Category 7 budgets between $2,000,000 - $4,999,999 
$4,140 - Category 8 budgets between $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 
$6,210 - Category 9 budgets above $10,000,000

Our Corporate Industry Ally Member-Partner Levels

Legacy Level partnership - $7,500

Legacy and Sustainer level members are currently GACVB's highest non-CVB / DMO supporting partners investing in the mission of GACVB as well as maximizing their exposure and promotional investment 

Sustainer Level partnership - $5,000  

Champion Level partnership - $2,500  

Promoter Level partnership - $750

Affiliate Attraction Level - $350
Affiliate 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

Education Partners Level - $250
Educational Institutions offering or affiliated with programs in travel marketing, tourism, and hospitality industry from destination development, hotel management, culinary arts, business, agriculture/agritourism, research, arts and culture, recreation, workforce development, etc. 

Individual / Student Level - $50
Individual supporters of GACVB and destination marketing, management and development. Current students engaged or interested in tourism and hospitality economic development