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Georgia Tourism Awards Funding to 13 New Tourism Projects

New grant provides financial support to Georgia’s Tourism Product Development Resource Team Communities

Atlanta, March 14, 2016 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division announced today that it has awarded more than $55,000 in product development agreements to 13 new and expanding tourism projects across the state.  ... Read More >

Georgia Restaurant Week Returns!

Georgia Restaurant Week Returns!

Dine out. Dine often. Dine Georgia. July 17-23, 2017

Through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Restaurant Association, Georgia Restaurant Week gives restaurants around the state the chance to showcase their food to local residents and tourists. Georgia Restaurant... Read More >

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Follow the signs along the Great Locomotive Chase

Follow the signs along the Great Locomotive Chase

On April 12, 2012, Georgia commemorated the 150th anniversary of one of the most iconic incidents in American Civil War history, the Great Locomotive Chase, with the release of an audio tour and brochure. Now, the correlating signage is being placed along... Read More >

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Growing Agritourism with Explore Georgia

Growing Agritourism with Explore Georgia

As part of the 2016 Georgia Agritourism Annual Conference on Feb. 24, Georgia Department of Economic Development marketing staff presented tips and pointers for how businesses can promote themselves on ExploreGeorgia.org, the state's consumer travel and tourism... Read More >

2016 is the Year of Georgia Music

2016 is the Year of Georgia Music

Let's show visitors why music is the rhythm of our souls in Georgia!

All of us at Georgia Tourism are so looking forward to what's ahead in 2016 as we celebrate the "Year of Georgia Music." Throughout 2016, the Georgia Tourism team will concentrate our ongoing digital, social, public relations and sales efforts on promoting... Read More >

Deal touts economic impact of Georgia tourism industry

Deal touts economic impact of Georgia tourism industry

Governor unveils 2016 Travel Guide at Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day

ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2016 - Gov. Nathan Deal was joined by leaders from Georgia’s tourism industry for the annual Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol to highlight the $57.1 billion impact of tourism on Georgia’s economy. Representatives from the... 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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