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GDEcD Staff Directory

Who do you contact for more information about tourism’s economic impact in your region? Who can help your community develop new attractions, trails and events that will draw tourists? Who can you contact with questions about your listings on exploregeorgia... Log in to read more >

Georgia Traveler shares adventures from across the state

Georgia Traveler shares adventures from across the state

Programming plans include a new special and airings of individual stories

For nine seasons, GPB’s “Georgia Traveler” has been trekking the state and sharing adventures with viewers looking for unique things to do and places to visit in Georgia. With advances in technology and the multiple ways that viewers like to consume... Read More >

5 Tips for Successfully Vetting Travel Bloggers

How to decide when to say, ‘Yes, be my guest’

By Emily Murray As tourism PR professionals, we receive numerous requests from bloggers to suggest stories and arrange trips, and it can be overwhelming and a challenge to accommodate all of them. When evaluating their request, it is important to make... Read More >

Georgia Tourism Awards Funding to 13 Tourism Projects

Grant Program provides financial support to Product Development Resource Team Communities

Atlanta, July 27, 2016 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division announced today that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to 13 new and expanding tourism projects across the state.  ... Read More >

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The tourism industry in Georgia is the 5th largest employer in the state! With a total economic impact of $57.1 billion, the tourism industry in Georgia supports 425,000 jobs. Taxes of $3 billion were generated by tourism in 2014.

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