Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol 

Please plan to join us in Atlanta January 22-23, 2018 for Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day activities at the Capitol.  

We all know what a difference an investment in travel and tourism can do to improve the quality of life for all Georgia residents. Our industry has a total economic impact of more than $61.1 billion, supporting more than 450,000 jobs statewide.  It is more important than ever that we build strong advocacy programs to showcase the important role of travel and tourism in our statewide economy and tell our story to our elected officials.  

Join us for several events to celebrate the impact of tourism in our state:  the educational programming at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Atlanta Magazine's Tourism Gala, the State of Tourism Breakfast, legislative office visits, and the presentation of 'the big check' to Governor Deal at the Georgia State Capitol Building.  We will continue to update this page as all of the details for each event are finalized.  

2018 State of Tourism Breakfast - purchase tickets here 

The Georgia Travel Association (GATA) is the host of the second annual State of Tourism Breakfast will be held on January 23, 2018 at the College Football Hall of Fame, 250 Marietta St NW 250 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.  Plan to join hundreds of tourism professionals from around the state to kick off a great 2018 for tourism in Georgia! 

Networking and coffee will be held from 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM, and doors will officially open at 7:30 AM. The program begins promptly at 7:45 AM. Special guests include Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and former State Senator Hunter Hill.  More special guests will be announced soon.

Immediately following the program, transportation will be available for all interested participants to join Governor Nathan Deal to celebrate Tourism, Hospitality, and Arts Day at the Capitol. 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ian Rutan at or 404-223-2264. For general event questions, please contact Maddison Hendershot at or 404-223-2466.

The resources below were compiled to provide our members with information to help prepare for legislative visits during Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the Capitol but could be used for any legislative activity throughout the year. 

Please visit our Legislative Resources page for additional tools.