Georgia Named One of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best Places to Travel in 2019”

ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2018 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division announced today that Georgia has been selected as one of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best Places to Travel in 2019.” The highly coveted annual list features the most exciting places from around the world to visit during the year, according to the editors of Travel + Leisure.

“Receiving this recognition from Travel + Leisure is a testament to Georgia’s outstanding portfolio of travel experiences,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner of tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “We’ve always known Georgia is a world-class destination, and now word is spreading across the globe. Our first-rate accommodations, award-winning dining, distinctive culture and sought-after experiences are what makes Georgia a must-visit destination.”

The Travel + Leisure feature urges travelers to have Georgia on their mind this year due to numerous developments in Atlanta and Savannah and mentions some of the most recent attractions, hotels and restaurants. This year’s list spans the globe, placing Georgia among exciting cities and countries such as Santiago, Chile, and Brisbane, Australia, and to harder-to-reach regions like Langkawi, Malaysia.

According to Travel + Leisure, editors teamed up with their trusted travel experts—from writers around the globe to the brand’s A-list travel advisors—to hear their recommendations. The team reviews what places are at the forefront of the global conversation and make their recommendations based on the destinations travelers are most interested in.

With a total global audience of more than 16 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and four international editions in China, India, Mexico, and Southeast Asia.

For the complete list of Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best Places to Travel in 2019,” click here.

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About GDEcD

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts events and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.