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Interactive Marketing Workshop - January 25, 2016

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 >

Post 2016 events and deals on ExploreGeorgia.org

Post 2016 events and deals on ExploreGeorgia.org

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 >

Oxford American launches Georgia Music issue

Oxford American launches Georgia Music issue

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 >

Welcome, new Georgia Tourism staff members

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 >

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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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