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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 2016 Culinary Guide, Georgia Eats

Georgia Tourism Releases 2016 Culinary Guide, Georgia Eats

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

Atlanta, June 7, 2016 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division (GDEcD) today announced the release of the 2016 state culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Tourism’s second annual culinary guide features the wildly popular ... 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 >

Georgia Tourism Launches New Television Campaign

Georgia Tourism Launches New Television Campaign

New campaign highlights the state’s iconic attractions, destinations

Atlanta, April 11, 2016 – Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced today the launch of its spring television broadcast campaign titled “Pretty.Sweet.” The new television spots showcase the beauty of Georgia... Read More >

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 18-24, 2016

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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The tourism industry in Georgia is the 5th largest employer in the state! With a total economic impact of $58.9 billion, the tourism industry in Georgia supports 439,000 jobs. Taxes of $3 billion were generated by tourism in 2015.

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