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Athens, Georgia, Recognized by Forbes and Web Marketing Association

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2016 GSAE Annual Meeting host city, Athens, Georgia, has been named one of Forbes' Best Places to Retire in 2016. A good economy, cost of living 1 percent below U.S. average, median home price of $145,000, low serious crime rate, extremely high Milken aging rank and walkability index, good air quality, warm climate and good state tax climate for retirees were included in the list of Athens' pros

Additionally, the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau has been selected as a winner for "Outstanding Website" in the travel category of the 2016 Internet Advertising Competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association. VisitAthensGA.com is one of five destination marketing organizations' websites that made the cut and is the only winner located in the eastern U.S. region. 

Congratulations to Rita Lowery, Director of Sales, Missy Wilson, Senior Sales Manager, and the rest of the CVB team that works so tirelessly on behalf of their city!

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