April 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. Georgia communities to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week May 2-10, 2015

    National Travel and Tourism Week serves to champion the power of our industry. The travel community typically marks the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local governments. Watch a video from the U.S. Travel Association about the special week and see how Georgia communities are marking the occasion.

  2. Apply for a scholarship to attend STS Marketing College Aug. 2-7 in Dahlonega

    The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and Miles, interactive agency of record for the GDEcD, will offer a full scholarship to the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College to a tourism marketing professional working in the state of Georgia. Marketing College is held Aug. 2-7, 2015, on the University of North Georgia campus in Dahlonega. Apply today! The deadline to submit applications is April 24, 2015.

  3. Take advantage of state-negotiated advertising rates

    Two Georgia Tourism programs aim to make advertising more affordable and effective for regional tourism associations (RTAs), convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and other tourism partners. See how to take advantage of the RTA Grant Program and the Co-op Advertising Program's special rates for print and digital media.

  4. Time for road trips! Gas prices expected to stay low this summer

    A number of sources are projecting gasoline prices to stay low this summer, which could lead to an increase in summer road trips. Average gas prices are more than $1 less than last summer, and they are projected to be the most affordable summer months in a decade. Read more and find the lowest gas prices in Georgia.

  5. Georgia-lensed "Furious 7" revs into theaters

    Have you seen the latest installment of the "Fast and Furious" saga yet? It opened in theaters April 3, 2015, and showcases many of Georgia's unique filming locations in and around the metro Atlanta area. Fans all over the world will have the chance to view the action-packed film as it is released internationally throughout April. Watch the trailer and read more about the economic impact of the film on Georgia's economy.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming tourism events.
  • May 1: Kingsland/St. Marys
  • May 2: Plains
  • May 22: Lavonia
  • May 29: Tallapoosa

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