The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the official destination marketing organization for Athens-Clarke County, has named Nick Arnold as Director of Sales.
Arnold has most recently served as the Athens CVB Senior Sales Manager and has a proven track record of success during his time in Athens, as well as a strong background in operations management, sales and marketing.
He holds a master’s degree in Sports Management and Policy from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the Athens CVB, Arnold spent three years leading sponsorship and in-house advertising sales with The Classic Center’s marketing department. He also previously held the position of operations manager intern for Core Soccer and assistant manager for Young Harris Water Sports, both in North Georgia.
“We are privileged to have Nick lead the sales team,” said CVB Director Chuck Jones. “Nick went through a competitive interviewing process that established him as the right fit for this key position for the CVB and Athens tourism industry.”
Arnold will continue to oversee Athens’ growth as a meeting and conventions destination. Athens is home to The Classic Center, northeast Georgia's premier award-winning convention center and performing arts theatre, with over 373,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and 6,000-person capacity. Athens has a walkable downtown, is a rising star on the culinary scene and has 2,880 rooms countywide, 1,750 of which are downtown. Athens is experiencing a hotel boom, with 575 new rooms opening between November 2017 and the end of 2018, a 25% increase.
For additional information about the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau and Athens meeting facilities, please visit www.VisitAthensGA.com or call 706-357-4430.
About the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is a proactive sales and marketing organization whose primary goal is to increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, group tours and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism WORKS for Athens, contributing $292.30 million in spending, 2,740 jobs and $20.17 million in local and state tax revenue in 2016.