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 $66.3 billion in business sales including direct, indirect and induced impact in 2018, up 4.8% year over year.

Tourism & Jobs

Travel and tourism sustained an estimated 478,000 jobs directly or indirectly, making it the state's 5th largest employer.

Tourism & Taxes

In 2018, travel and tourism generated more than $3.4 billion in state and local tax revenue in Georgia. In addition, every Georgia household would need to be taxed an additional $916 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.