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. We work to provide the resources, platforms and opportunities for individual local businesses to market their services and products to a variety of travel audiences, including leisure tourists, 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 businesses take an active role in the development of the city through our cooperative sales and marketing projects, councils, task forces and committees.
As a result of our collaborative efforts, Savannah’s tourism numbers continued to grow to record levels in 2019. The estimated total number of visitors for the year was 14.8 million, generating $3.1 billion in visitor spending. Hotel/motel tax collections for the City of Savannah, Chatham County and Tybee Island also hit new record levels at $27.7 million. Approximately 8.4 million overnight and 6.4 million day-trip visitors spent $2.46 billion and $666 million, respectively. The balance of overnight visitors to the market again was distributed fairly evenly throughout the year, with 25% coming in January-March, 26% in April-June, 26% in July-September, and 24% in October-December. The average length of stay was 2.5 nights.
About Our Members
Visit Savannah represents over 800 individual local businesses within the greater Savannah area.
Our tourism members include:
Attractions and museums, restaurants and food services, lodging, tours, entertainment, recreation, and retail.
Our services & hospitality members include:
Businesses in banking, advertising, printing, utility and food & beverage wholesale companies, airlines, car rental, florists and more.
Our Mission Statement
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.
Our Vision Statement
Visit Savannah aspires to be the leading tourism marketing organization and voice in the Southeast.
Our D.E.I. (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Statement
Visit Savannah, to fulfill its core mission of driving economic prosperity in our community through visitor spending, is committed to representing the destination’s diversity both organizationally and outward-facing via our sales and marketing efforts. To accomplish this, our company culture – including our staff and Board of Directors and through our external messaging – is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all and is supported throughout the strategies and tactics that we employ to reach our goals.