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 and destination marketing organizations 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 a record breaking $66.2 billion in business sales including direct, indirect and induced impact in 2018, up 4.7%, according to U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

Tourism & Jobs

Travel and tourism sustained an estimated 471,000 jobs directly or indirectly, making it the state's 5th largest employer.    

Tourism & Taxes

According to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics, Georgia’s total tourism demand is 46 percent higher than its pre-recession level in 2008. In 2018, travel and tourism generated more than $3.4 billion in tax revenue in Georgia. In addition, every Georgia household would need to be taxed an additional $910 per year to replace the tourism taxes received as a result of the industry’s tax contribution.

In 2018, travel and tourism generated more than $3.4 billion in state and local tax revenue in Georgia.

Every Georgia household would need to be taxed an additional $910 per year to replace the tourism taxes received as a result of the industry’s tax contribution

Source:  US Travel Association and Tourism Economics.  Includes direct, indirect and induced impact.  Total impact figure includes capital investment, government spending and construction.