GACVB Presents 2024 Travelblazers at Annual Conference

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, February 26th, 2024

The 2024 travelblazers were presented at the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) Annual Conference held January 29 – 31 in Cartersville. The award was created to recognize destination development programs and projects that involved multi-partner collaboration within the community and destination–completed new tourism assets that exemplify creative product development. This year, the conference reached another record number of people attending of all industry partners. The travelblazers recipients were recognized as part of a special leadership luncheon on Tuesday, January 30th, co-sponsored by Georgia Trend, 365 Degree Total Marketing, and Pineapple Public Relations. 

Award winners are as follows: 2024 travelblazers

• Authentic Augusta Experience Collection - Destination Augusta

• Douglasville Town Green and GreyStone Amphitheater - Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau

• Eastside Hops Trail - Discover DeKalb CVB, City of Avondale Estates, City of Decatur

• Accessible Foxhunt Tour - City of Forsyth Convention & Visitors Bureau

• Rhythm & Rally (Sports & Events) - Macon-Bibb County 

Additional information regarding the individual travelblazers projects is available in the script of the awards ceremony and separate visual presentation. The photographs from the awards luncheon are also available through GACVB. Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus The Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (GACVB) is a resource for Georgia’s destination organizations and allied travel, hospitality, arts, and community development industry partners to maximize the impact of the visitor economy via tourism education, leadership development, and legislative awareness at the local, state, and federal levels. Our mission is to be the unified voice of Georgia’s destination marketing organizations (DMOs) and provide industry education, advocacy, and professional development opportunities to members.