Atlanta reached a milestone for visitation in a single year, with 53 million visitors in 2017. This represents three percent growth from the previous year and $15 billion in visitor spending.
“With renovations, expansions and launches taking place throughout our city, Atlanta remains a top destination for meetings and leisure travel as we continue our drive to welcome 55 million visitors annually by 2020,” says William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Hotel occupancy closed at 73 percent, the fourth straight year the city finished above the 70 percent mark. Convention business remained strong as the city hosted more than 740 meetings and events, including 17 major citywide conventions.
The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau was established in 1913, and is the official destination marketing organization for the city. It serves to favorably impact Atlanta’s economy through conventions and tourism. A private, not-for-profit organization, ACVB bolsters Atlanta’s $15 billion hospitality industry which generated 53 million visitors in 2017. For more info, visit atlanta.net.