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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 >

Georgia Tourism Announces 2017 Songwriter Series

Georgia Tourism Announces 2017 Songwriter Series

Back by popular demand, performances feature 18 acts in six cities

ATLANTA, July 24, 2017 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division today announced the 2nd annual ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series, which will take place in six cities across the state from August through November... Read More >

Georgia Welcomed More Than 100 Million Visitors in 2015

Industry impact generates $58.9 billion in economic impact

ATLANTA, June 28, 2016 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division announced today that Georgia welcomed an estimated 102.4 million visitors in 2015, an increase of 3.7 percent. “Congratulations to Georgia’s entire tourism... Read More >

Register for the 2016 Georgia RTA Leadership Conference

Join your colleagues July 18-19, 2016, in Calhoun

The mission of the Georgia Regional Travel Association (RTA) Conference is to provide RTA leaders and potential leaders with a review of the RTA program by providing an opportunity to share and learn about best practices. At the end of this session, the leaders... Read More >

Georgia Tourism Releases 2017 Culinary Guide, Georgia Eats

Georgia Tourism Releases 2017 Culinary Guide, Georgia Eats

Guide includes the highly coveted "100 Plates Locals Love" designation

Atlanta, June 5, 2017 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) today announced the release of the 2017 state culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Tourism’s third annual culinary guide features the wildly popular "100... Read More >

Deal: Georgia tourism growth sets new record

Industry generates $58.9 billion economic impact

ATLANTA, May 5, 2016 - Gov. Nathan Deal today announced during National Travel and Tourism Week that the state’s tourism industry generated $58.9 billion in business sales in 2015, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. This represents... 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 $61.1 billion, the tourism industry in Georgia supports 450,000 jobs. Taxes of $3.2 billion were generated by tourism in 2016.

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