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Deal: Georgia’s 2017 tourism breaks records

Deal: Georgia’s 2017 tourism breaks records

Tourism generates $63.1 billion in economic impact

Atlanta, May 7, 2018 - Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.1 billion in economic impact in 2017, for an increase of 3.8 percent over last year, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism... Read More >

Georgia Tourism Awards Funding to 11 Tourism Projects

Georgia Tourism Awards Funding to 11 Tourism Projects

Grant Program provides financial support for new and expanding tourism projects

Atlanta, Feb. 19, 2018 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division announced today that it has awarded more than $43,175 in product development grants to 11 new and expanding tourism projects across the state.  “The... Read More >

The Georgia Way presentation

Monday, January 22, red pepper (Georgia Tourism's social media agency) presented a concept for a social media campaign for calendar year 2019, dubbed "The Georgia Way." Attached here is the presentation with some content examples and below is a link to questions... Log in to read more >

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Georgia's handcrafted spirits scene continues to grow

Georgia's handcrafted spirits scene continues to grow

Fifteen breweries, distilleries and vineyards are opening or expanding in Georgia

Atlanta, Feb. 6, 2018 – Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced today that 15 new breweries, distilleries and vineyards are either opening or expanding across the state in 2018. In recent years, Georgia... Read More >

U.S. Civil Rights Trail features 11 Georgia sites

U.S. Civil Rights Trail features 11 Georgia sites

Newly developed trail allows visitors to walk in the footsteps of civil rights leaders

Atlanta, Jan. 16, 2018 – Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced today the inclusion of 11 historic sites on the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail. For the first time, 14 Southern tourism departments have worked... 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 $63.1 billion, the tourism industry in Georgia supports 460,000 jobs. Taxes of $3.3 billion were generated by tourism in 2017.

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