Cobb Travel & Tourism received statewide recognition for its diversity initiative “Cobbunity” at the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau’s annual tourism awards program, held during the GACVB Annual Conference in Cartersville on January 30.

The Al Burruss Award for Creative Expression, which recognizes creative community public relations initiatives, was presented to CT&T just one year after it launched Cobbunity.

Cobbunity celebrates the diversity of Cobb’s visitors and residents, as well as the variety of accessible experiences throughout the destination. Merging the words “Cobb” and “community,” Cobbunity speaks to arts, music, sports, and conventions, which come together to form tourism and hospitality in Cobb.

To promote the initiative, CT&T created, a dedicated landing page to showcase the diversity present in Cobb’s tourism and hospitality offerings, from inclusive events to accessible attractions and places suitable for sensory-friendly exploration. CT&T also launched the Cobbunity Changemaker Award to recognize individuals who exemplify the diverse Cobb community.

The Georgia Tourism Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and businesses that demonstrate leadership, creativity, initiative, innovation, service and, partnership while making an impact on the travel and tourism industry in Georgia. The Al Burruss Award for Creative Expression honors Rep. Al Burruss of Marietta, a tourism advocate who was instrumental in using his creativity and energy to get the Tourism Division its first major appropriation of $2.5 million in 1985.

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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 its assets as a 365-day destination. As the leading industry in Cobb County, tourism has a significant economic impact.

MEDIA CONTACT:             Lindsey Burruss