Cobb County, Ga. — (August 23, 2018)— Join Cobb Travel & Tourism for a comprehensive look into Cobb’s hospitality market at the 2019 Cobb Hospitality Industry Forecast. Everyone with an interest in Cobb County’s hospitality and business industries is invited to attend on August 30, 2018 at Studio Movie Grill in Marietta.

The 2019 Cobb Hospitality Industry Forecast, sponsored by Life University, will highlight upcoming projects for local attractions, the economic development outlook, and key planning data for the hospitality and business community. This is the first year that Cobb Travel & Tourism will host the event.

“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 2019.”

Speakers for the event include:

  • Marshal Eagle – Chief Operating Officer, LakePoint Sporting Community
  • Dale Kaetzel – Park President, Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Walter Kiley – Director of Sales & Marketing, Cobb Galleria Centre
  • Sharon Mason – President & CEO, Cobb Chamber of Commerce
  • Holly Quinlan – President & CEO, Cobb Travel & Tourism
  • Jim Sprouse – Executive Director, Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Jeremy Strife – General Manager, The Battery Atlanta
  • Roger Tutterow – Director, Kennesaw State University Economic Center
  • Mark Woodworth – Senior Managing Director, CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research

Registration for the event is $30 per person and the deadline to RSVP is Friday, August 24. 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 significant economic impact. Tourism represents a $3.05 billion economic impact and supports more than 35,000 jobs. Tourism in Cobb County created $78.86 million in state tax revenues and generated $46.67 million for Cobb and its cities in tax revenues. Each Cobb household would need to be taxed an additional $461 per year to replace taxes generated by tourism activity.