Georgia Tourism announces new Songwriter Series
Performances feature 18 artists in six cities, starting July 29 in Dublin Read More >
The Columbia County CVB announced in December 2015 that Columbia County has been selected by the Georgia Department of Economic Development to be the host community for the 2016 Georgia Travel Media Marketplace. The event, which is held annually in partnership... Read More >
Strategies to help promote your destination, events and attractions FOR FREE!
On Jan. 25, 2016, as part of Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Capitol, the GDEcD Interactive Communications Team led a workshop detailing how tourism partners can use digital communication methods and work with the state to promote their destinations... Log in to read more >
In an effort to further tourism product development within the state, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Office of Tourism Product Development will now offer project funding assistance for communities that have completed participation in... Read More >
Promote early and often for best results
Make sure your 2016 events and deals are at the fingertips of Georgia travelers as they make their travel plans for the new year! Post your information to ExploreGeorgia.org, the state's consumer website for travel and tourism information, as soon as possible... Read More >
Events in Decatur and Athens showcase local musicians and the magazine's December issue
This month, the Oxford American presents its 17th annual Southern Music issue, which celebrates the immense musical legacy of the state of Georgia. Published in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division, the issue... Read More >
January 25-26, 2016
Make plans now to join us in Atlanta as we celebrate Tourism, Hospitality and Arts in 2016 with members of the Georgia legislature. Please see the attached for the full agenda of activities that will take place during the event. Read More >
Nov. 17, 2015 - Hundreds gathered in Jekyll Island over the weekend to celebrate the rededication of the revitalized state park to the people of Georgia. Jekyll Island has been undergoing a unique and ambitious renewal with developments that include a... Read More >
New hires in September, October and November 2015
Please join us in welcoming the following three new staff members to the Georgia Tourism team! Bookmark the staff directory to quickly find their contact information along with other members of the division. Holly Winner, Regional Tourism Project... Read More >
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.