The mission of the Marietta Visitors Bureau is to promote the City of Marietta as a tourism destination in an effort to increase visitation and economic activity.
The Marietta Visitors Bureau was established in 1984 as part of Marietta’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. It is a private, non-profit organization that promotes Marietta as a tourism destination. In 1987, the Marietta Visitors Bureau entered into an agreement with the City of Marietta to become the contract holder for the City’s collected hotel/motel tax. The Bureau allocates the money each year to advertising and marketing programs, which promote Marietta as a visitor destination and increase economic impact for the City.
The Bureau operates the Marietta Welcome Center located in the old Western and Atlantic Passenger Depot. This brick structure, built in 1898, is typical of passenger depots used at the turn of the century.
The Marietta Visitors Bureau hosts two annual fundraising events, The Taste of Marietta and the Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour. Both events being held for over 25 years, have become traditions for Marietta residents and visitors to celebrate our culture and support local businesses.
Through the years, the Bureau has received many awards including: Outstanding Convention & Visitors Bureau in the Southeast by Southeast Tourism Society and the Georgia Governor’s Conference on Tourism Creative Expression Award.