Visit Savannah serves as the official destination marketing organization for the Savannah/Chatham County area and is committed to supporting the more than 28,000 area hospitality jobs by increasing visitor spending, economic vitality and quality of life for the region, all while continually building upon Savannah’s image as a world-class destination.
Visit Savannah aspires to be the leading tourism marketing organization and voice in the Southeast.
About Visit Savannah
Visit Savannah, the largest business unit of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, is the official destination marketing organization for the Greater Savannah area.
Visit Savannah works to support a year-round tourism economy by providing resources, platforms and opportunities for local hospitality businesses to market their services and products to a variety of travel audiences, including leisure visitors, convention planners and meeting/trade show attendees.
Visit Savannah works closely with Chamber member businesses to ensure the continued growth and success of our economy. Many of these hospitality businesses take an active role in the development of the city through the Chamber’s cooperative sales and marketing projects, councils, task forces, and committees.
Savannah’s tourism and hospitality industry continues to be one of the largest economic drivers of Savannah.
Savannah exudes beauty and charm that few if any, destinations can match. Travel to Savannah remains strong and the city enjoys visitors from all over the world. Recently, the city was ranked in the “Top U.S. Cities” (#3) Travel + Leisure Magazine.
The Savannah tourism sector continued to grow in 2017 with a total overnight person-stays increasing from 7.9 million in 2016 to 8 million. In 2017, over 14.1 million visitors came to Savannah including 8 million overnight visitors and 6.1 million day-trippers. The demand for rooms increased by 2.7% in 2017. Visitor spending increased by 4.0% to approximately $2.9 billion. In 2017, room tax revenue climbed to $25.5 million, setting another record high.
Savannah’s tourists enjoy year-round activities. Although the busiest months in terms of visitation are April, May, and June, tourism activity is spread fairly evenly across the year. For overnight visitors, the mix is 89% leisure travel and 11% business and business-leisure. Over-night visitors stay approximately 2.4 nights in Savannah.
Savannah excels in special interest tourism activities and continues to be an exciting destination. Savannah’s distinctive qualities allow the city to stand out in the crowd. In top interest categories for overnight visitors, Savannah remains far ahead of typical national levels.
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