Tourism drives significant business growth and increased revenue for companies operating in Georgia. A $60.8 billion industry for the state, the gem of the South enjoys a proven, commercial appeal of southern sensibilities and modern possibilities.

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Visitors to Georgia’s tourism destinations have easy access to an advanced transportation infrastructure that is unrivaled anywhere else in the country. Georgia’s top-ranked roads put visitors in reach of nearly limitless tourism opportunities in metro Atlanta and throughout the state, including mountains, beaches, canyons, waterfalls, parks, forests, vineyards, professional sports teams and Southern cuisine from award-winning chefs.


  • 105.3 million domestic travelers in 2016
  • Top domestic markets: Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Texas and Illinois
  • 1,327,600 visitors from key international markets
  • International visitors spent $1.9 billion in 2016
  • Overseas travel to the U.S. is projected to increase by 35% between 2014 and 2020


Businesses in Georgia’s tourism industry will:

  • Ensure high consumer and business traffic by positioning themselves at the crossroads of north-south and east-west travel in North America
  • Lower operating costs with electrical power costs well below the national average
  • Establish operations in a proven consumer and business market that generates a strong and steady flow of in-state, out-of-state, and international tourism visits
  • Rely on Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s most traveled and most efficient airport
  • Utilize nine Regional Tourism Project Managers for assistance and expertise
  • Have professional tourism specialists greet more than 13 million visitors at Georgia’s front porch, our 12 visitor information centers
  • Post special offers on the state’s tourism website and the mobile travel guide
  • Promote destinations or services through the Georgia Travel Guide, Georgia Eats culinary guide, Roam: The Georgia Group Tour Planner, the official Georgia Sports Planner, key social media platforms, 1-800 VISIT GA,, mobile travel guide, press releases, domestic and international trade shows, state-wide advertising campaigns, e-newsletters and more


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The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Tourism Division, through its network of regional and international representatives, the Atlanta office, and several visitor information centers statewide, assists the state’s communities and attractions in drawing potential travelers to their areas, and helps individual visitors and groups discover Georgia’s unique vacation options.

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explore-georgia-2018Georgia’s official tourism website includes great travel ideas and trip planning tools. All you need to find great vacation experiences, places to stay, activities and dining in Georgia is at your fingertips. We’ve pulled together information about events, attractions, special offers, hotels, bed and breakfast inns and restaurants all in one place.

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Explore Georgia’s official media room for all things Georgia tourism! This page is your one-stop resource for story ideas, photos, requests for press trips, as well as releases on our unique destinations, attractions, hotels, restaurants and more.

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Discover your next group tour – from culinary experiences to outdoor adventure, from filming locations to black heritage – here in Georgia. You can use our resources to find themed itineraries, regional resources and meeting and event venues for your group’s stay in our state. Don’t forget to check out the online and print versions of our Group Tour Planner and Sports Planner. Thank you for keeping Georgia On Your Mind.

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