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Visit Savannah is pleased to offer our assistance in making your meeting a success. Our Destination Services team will coordinate with local professionals to ensure everything runs smoothly. We will make your visit more enjoyable by providing you with information and services you need regarding accommodations, historic attractions, tours, Low Country Cuisine, shopping, special event venues and more.

From simply providing Visitor Guides to coordinating a fun scavenger hunt, eco-tour, or a fishing competition, Savannah’s Destination Services team can help your meeting be successful, enjoyable and memorable for every attendee.

Pre-Planning Visits
Whether you make several trips to Savannah to plan your meeting or do one all-inclusive visit, the Destination Services team is happy to assist you. Our team can arrange an itinerary for your final planning visit including tours of the convention center and hotels, tastings, interviews with local companies, exploration of Savannah, and inspection of off-site venues. When available, we are happy to personally take you to all of the above and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Passkey Housing
Visit Savannah’s Destination Services team offers Passkey housing to groups using two or more hotels. Passkey connects registration and housing for a seamless process and easy crossreferencing. A unique reservation website is customized by our staff. Attendees can make and manage their hotel reservations online or book over the phone. Access to all areas of the event, including the ability to search for reservations by name, view rooming lists, and pull pick-up reports 24/7 in real time, is available to the meeting planners, although our staff is happy to send any reports needed.

Meeting & Convention Planning
We can assist you with everything you need in order to hold a successful meeting or convention; anything from A/V services to staffing, event production to exhibitor design and accessing local speakers.

Event Planning
Savannah has a variety of great venues for programs and leisure activities. Whether a small tour or large welcome reception, we will put you in touch with all of our applicable member companies and assist you in planning: off-site events such as board dinners, welcome receptions, award banquets, teambuilding activities, spousal activities , children activities and field trips.

Savannah Information
The Destination Services team can provide copies of the Visitor Guide, current Calendar of Events, and large full-color maps for each attendee to use as they explore Savannah.

Convention Transportation
Qualifying conventions will receive transportation to and from the event venue and your convention hotels. This will include ground transportation by bus or trolley and extension of the Savannah Belles Ferry schedule to suit your conference agenda. Knowledgeable Savannah hosts will be at each of the three water-taxi docks as well as in the lobby at each of your convention hotels. Transportation fliers and large full-color boards will be printed and available at the convention center and convention hotels detailing the bus schedule, ferry schedule, and any extended ferry hours.

Welcome Program

  • If provided, your high resolution conference logo will be predominately displayed on a flat screen monitor at the Airport Visitor Welcome Desk for attendees to see as they descend the escalator to baggage claim.
  • Savannah Welcome Ribbons will be made with the association acronym or corporate name and worn by all front-line staff in hotels and the convention center, as well as by transportation providers in the convention transportation buses and ferries.
  • Call-outs featuring the association acronym are produced and hung underneath Savannah welcome banners along Hutchinson Island recognizable to attendees as they approach the convention center.
  • A convention welcome poster is produced each month highlighting the four largest meetings in town. This poster is distributed to River Street, City Market, Bay and Broughton Street shops and restaurants and displayed in the front window to welcome attendees.
  • We can provide an information table with maps, travel planners and calendars of events for groups during registration and at each convention hotel and the convention center. The convention center table will be staffed during busy hours to provide answers to attendees’ dining, shopping, attraction and tour questions.

Corporate Social Responsibility

A growing trend in meetings and conventions is the desire travelers have to “give back” to their host city. Our Corporate Social Responsibility program enables your organization to get involved with volunteer activities that benefit Savannah’s local community and environment. Please contact us for more information about how your group can volunteer with these organizations in Savannah.

For all of your service needs, please contact Samantha Markomanolakis, Destination Services Manager.

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