Georgia Tourism Announces 2018's 100 Plates Locals Love List
Included in the new state culinary guide, Georgia Eats, the 100 dishes served in restaurants around the state come highly recommended by residents. Read More >
Thirteen counties have been approved for individual assistance following Hurricane Michael
Oct. 17, 2018 - Gov. Nathan Deal received notice from the White House that an additional seven counties have been approved for federal individual assistance following Hurricane Michael. A total of 13 counties have now been approved for individual assistance... Read More >
Grant program provides financial support for new and expanding tourism projects
ATLANTA, September 11, 2018 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division announced today that it has awarded $116,744 in product development grants to 16 new and expanding tourism projects across the state. “We are... Read More >
Economic impact of Georgia's tourism industry hits record $63.1 billion
ATLANTA, August 29, 2018—Several of the state’s top tourism professionals were recognized at the 2018 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in Atlanta today. Hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and the Georgia Association... Read More >
As part of the redesign of ExploreGeorgia.org, a new online platform has been developed to allow tourism partners to promote their businesses and events on the new site. Online training sessions were held July 11-13, 2018. Click here for the recording of... Read More >
Be part of creating a better state of business
Hospitality is big business in Georgia. The tourism industry had a $63.1 billion impact in Georgia in 2017, and supports more than 460,000 jobs across the state (US Travel, 2017). The Georgia Travel Association (GATA) works with local convention and visitors... Read More >
ATLANTA, June 18, 2018 – Georgia's warm sunshine, beautiful blooms and lots of festivals are what make the summertime a great time to explore the state. From flowers and food, to drinks and dancing, here’s a list of fun festivals to visit that everyone... Read More >
Georgia Tourism, in collaboration with Miles Partnership, is in the process of redesigning ExploreGeorgia.org. Almost a year into the planning, the new site will be an even greater source of inspiration for visitors as well as providing new, easy-to-use navigation... Read More >
Save the dates!
Did you know international travelers to Georgia spend more than $1.8 billion annually? Interested in furthering your understanding of the global travel market so you can diversify your customer base and obtain your fair share of that spend? Explore Georgia... Read More >
The tourism industry in Georgia is the 5th largest employer in the state! With a total economic impact of $63.1 billion, the tourism industry in Georgia supports 460,000 jobs. Taxes of $3.3 billion were generated by tourism in 2017.