The Front Door to Georgia’s Tourism Economy:  Georgia Convention and Visitors Bureaus

Tourism & Georgia’s CVBs

Visitors Bureaus play a significant role in the economic contribution that the tourism industry has on Georgia’s economy. Through successful destination marketing strategies, the many Convention and Visitors Bureaus in our unique towns, cities, counties and regions help generate visitor spending which supports thousands of businesses and jobs. All sectors of the Georgia economy benefit from tourism activity.

Tourism & Georgia’s Economy

Travel and tourism generated $59 billion in business sales including direct, indirect and induced impact in 2015, an increase of 3.2%, according to U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

Tourism & Jobs

Travel and tourism supported 439,000 jobs directly or indirectly for Georgia travel and other industries, making up 10.3% of payroll employment* in Georgia.  

Tourism & Taxes

Travel and tourism generated more than $3 billion in state and local tax revenue in Georgia, up 4.5% from 2014.

Each household in Georgia would need to be taxed an additional $843 per year to replace the tourism taxes received by state and local governments in 2015.

Source:  Tourism Satellite Account Calendar Year 2015, US Travel Association and Tourism Economics
Tourism Economic Impact – Measures the full economic impacts of tourism demand, including direct, indirect and induced impacts.

*Non-farm payroll

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