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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 >

Georgia Tourism Launches New Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour

Georgia Tourism Launches New Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour

New tour puts visitors in the scenes from popular film and television shows

Atlanta, Aug. 3, 2017 – Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced today the launch of its new program, Georgia Film Selfie Spot Tour. The self-guided tour aims to highlight Georgia's rapidly growing film tourism... Read More >

Disaster Assistance Resources

A compilation of disaster recovery resources for Georgia tourism businesses

Federal Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 8, 2016: http://www.gema.ga.gov/Web%20Content/Federal%20Disaster%20Declaration%2008OCT.pdf Contacts for Disaster Support FEMA: https://www.fema.gov/ GEMA: http://www.gema.ga.gov... 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 >

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The tourism industry in Georgia is the 5th largest employer in the state! With a total economic impact of $63.2 billion, the tourism industry in Georgia supports 462,000 jobs. Taxes of $3.2 billion were generated by tourism in 2017.

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