Cobb County, Ga. – (September 8, 2023) – Cobb Travel & Tourism will take a comprehensive look into Cobb County’s hospitality market at the 2024 Hospitality Industry Outlook from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

The 2024 Cobb Hospitality Industry Outlook, sponsored by Kennesaw State University, will highlight key planning data for the hospitality and business community. Attendees can prepare for the year ahead using projections from local experts in economic development and hospitality industry leaders. This annual event hosted by Cobb Travel & Tourism, previously known as Cobb Hospitality Industry Forecast, is going into its seventh year, and will be located at the Atlanta Mariott Northwest at Galleria.

“Our goal is to help everyone involved in the hospitality and business industries successfully plan for the year ahead,” said Holly Quinlan, President & CEO of Cobb Travel & Tourism. “This program brings together key hospitality drivers and economic experts to give a complete multi-perspective picture of what’s ahead for Cobb County in 2024.”

Speakers for this event will include:

  • Jeremy R. Gilston – Vice President, R.M. Woodworth & Associates
  • Roger Tutterow – Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University
  • A panel of industry experts, including:
    • Lauren Abernethy – Braves Development Company
    • Leonard Jackson – KSU Hospitality Degree Program
    • Dana Johnson – Cobb Chamber/ SelectCobb

Early registration for this in-person event is $20 per person through September 8, and the deadline for regular registration is Friday, September 15, at $30 per person. Anyone interested and invested in Cobb County’s hospitality and tourism industry is invited to attend. To register, visit:


Cobb Travel & Tourism is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, working to bring visitors to Cobb County. Cobb Travel & Tourism is the only organization positioned to market Cobb County and all of its assets as a 365-day destination. As the leading industry in Cobb County, tourism has a significant economic impact.

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