The Tourism Leadership Council (TLC) serves as the leading trade organization for tourism, a $2 billion dollar industry in Savannah. With 22,000 employees who work in tourism, we protect the tourism industry through vision, advocacy, and action.
History of TLC
In 1997, seven tourism and hospitality professionals had a vision to establish an organization that would support the local tourism industry with programs, scholarships and other projects. Thirty-seven businesses contributed $1000 each to provide seed money for the organization, and the first TLC meeting was held in July 1998.
Since that time, the organization has grown to hundreds of member businesses. The TLC enjoys a diverse membership, including lodging properties, restaurants, food and beverage distributors, caterers, tour companies, museums, retail shops, printers, banks, non-profit associations, law offices, and many other companies who are touched by the tourism industry.
The mission of the TLC is to provide a unified group with committed leadership pledged to promote, protect and serve the interests of the tourism and hospitality industries of the greater Savannah area.