Press Release

Savannah Named a 2018 “Best Midsized City for Business Meetings”

Summer Bozeman


[email protected] recently named Savannah the No. 1 Midsized City for Business Meetings in the South Atlantic region, touting it as the “most affordable midsize city in this region.”

The website reports that Savannah’s low cost of living, 14 percent below the national average, makes it an affordable destination. The city was also selected for its well-preserved historical heritage and laid-back Southern lifestyle.

The website categorized 30 cities by geographic region and ranked them based on affordability, climate, commute, business atmosphere, events, quality of accommodations and safety. Most of the high-ranking cities are close enough to major cities to make them easily accessible to meeting attendees coming from far afield. Savannah is one of the few top cities with ample airlift service of its own, servicing nearly 30 major destinations non-stop on 8 airlines daily.

“The popularity of Savannah as a leisure destination is now carrying over nicely for us in terms of attracting future conventions, meetings and trade shows,” says Visit Savannah President Joseph Marinelli. “Locally, a designation like this helps to boost business levels for area businesses, restaurants, tour companies and attractions, while increasing traffic on all of the new flights coming in and out of town.”

The regional lists of Best Midsized Cities for a Business Meeting have subsequently been republished by industry publications Successful Meetings and Exhibitor.

To learn more about hosting your meeting or conference in Savannah, resources are available at All of Savannah’s accolades year-to-date are available at

For more information or for media assistance, contact Summer Bozeman at [email protected] or 912.644.6429.

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Visit Savannah serves as the official destination marketing organization for the Savannah area tourism industry and is committed to driving economic prosperity in the greater Savannah community through increased overall visitation and related spending while continuing to build upon Savannah’s image as a world-class destination.