January 2015                                                                               Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter   

Welcome to the Peach Byte, the email newsletter from Georgia Tourism! Look for the Peach Byte in your inbox each month with updates on Georgia's tourism industry and news you can use to strengthen your business. Throughout the month, check marketgeorgia.org for resources and information about travel and tourism in the Peach State.

Top News Items from Georgia Tourism

  1. Counting down to 2015 Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Capitol

    Join us Monday, Jan. 26 and Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, as we celebrate the 2015 Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Capitol. Thank you to everyone who has registered to attend so far! The Jan. 26 Business Development Workshop is filled to capacity, but if you would still like to attend that session from 12-4 p.m. on Jan. 26, contact Beda Johnson to be added to the waiting list. If you have registered for the workshop and will not be able to attend, please notify Beda so she can clear the waiting list. Find the full list of events on marketgeorgia.org, and remember to use #GATourism to share your Tourism Day experiences on social media.

  2. Georgia Tourism Product Development Resource Team Returns to Tift County January 20, 2015

    Georgia Tourism's Product Development Resource team visited Tift County last fall to evaluate tourism assets related to heritage and cultural tourism, nature-based tourism, agritourism and retail development. The team will present its findings to the community and offer recommendations in a public meeting at the Tift Theatre in Downtown Tifton at 6 p.m. on Jan. 20. All are invited to attend. Read more about the event and the resource team on marketgeorgia.org.

  3. Top Four PR Trends to Watch in 2015 and Why They Matter to Your Organization

    Four public relations trends are growing more evident in the travel and tourism industry. What are they, and how can you use them to your advantage? Join the official Georgia Tourism Public Relations Google Group to read all about them. Gain access to the group by sending an email to Emily Murray (emurray@georgia.org) with your name, organization, email address and contact phone number.

  4. Submit a bid to host the 2015 Regional Travel Association Leadership Conference

    Georgia Tourism is accepting bids from Regional Travel Associations that would like to host the 2015 RTA Leadership Conference in July or August. The conference is an opportunity for RTA leaders and potential leaders to share and learn best practices and develop ideas for growth. Download the bid form for complete instructions. Applications are due Feb. 27, 2015.

  5. Last chance to register and book a hotel room for the RVIC Workshop

    Join fellow tourism pros Feb. 25-27, 2015, at the Regional Visitor Information Center (RVIC) Workshop in Columbus. Explore ways to collaborate with other centers, discover practical solutions to improve your center, learn about inexpensive marketing tools, and network with other tourism pros. The hotel booking deadline is Jan. 23, and the conference registration deadline is Jan. 30, 2015. Secure your spot today!

  6. Reminder: Register for the 2015 Winter Chautauqua Tourism Conference

    Online registration is now available for the 2015 Winter Chautauqua tourism conference, which will be held in Dalton March 1-2, 2015, at the Dalton Convention Center. The conference will include special sessions created in partnership with the Innkeepers Association of Georgia, as well as sessions on branding, emerging technology, capturing and using economic growth data, and food tours. Register today!

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