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Georgia’s tourism industry impact breaks record

Georgia’s tourism industry impact breaks record

Tourism industry celebrates $61.1 billion in impact during National Travel and Tourism Week

ATLANTA, May 9, 2017 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced today that the state's tourism industry generated a record-breaking $61.1 billion in business sales including direct, indirect and induced impact in 2016, up 3.5 percent, according... Read More >

Georgia Tourism Awards Funding to Tourism Projects

Grant Program provides financial support for 13 new and expanding tourism projects

Atlanta, January 31, 2017 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division announced today that it has awarded more than $57,525 in product development grants 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 $58.9 billion, the tourism industry in Georgia supports 439,000 jobs. Taxes of $3 billion were generated by tourism in 2015.

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