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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 >

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 New Songwriter Series

Georgia Tourism Announces New Songwriter Series

Performances feature 18 artists in six cities to celebrate the “Year of Georgia Music”

ATLANTA, July 6, 2016 — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Tourism division today announced the launch of the ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series, which will take place in six cities across the state from July through December.... 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 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 >

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