August 2015                                                                                  Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter   
As summer winds down, the kids head back to school and cooler weather arrives, it's a great time to take a little breather and reflect over the past several months and recharge our collective batteries. That's exactly what you'll have an opportunity to do at the upcoming Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference Aug. 31 - Sept. 2 in historic and hip Savannah. I hope to see you there! I am also looking forward to reconnecting with many of our former colleagues at the Georgia Tourism Reunion on Aug. 30. If you haven't registered for either of these great events yet, I hope you'll drop what you're doing now and go online and register - we need you there!
See you in Savannah,
Kevin Langston

Top News Items from Georgia Tourism

  1. See you at the 2015 Governor's Tourism Conference!

    We are just a few short weeks away from the best tourism conference of the year! The 2015 Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference kicks off Aug. 31 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Review the agenda, and make your final plans to attend today!

  2. Now available: Fox Theatre Institute Preservation Grants

    The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) Preservation Grant Program is designed to encourage the preservation of historic theatres by providing grant funds for the maintenance, physical improvement and preservation of theatres throughout the region. All eligible historic theatres are encouraged to apply by the Sept. 30, 2015, deadline. Download the application and get started!

  3. Introducing Culinary Explorer Jennifer Booker

    The next time you visit, be sure to check out the fresh new content from Georgia's new Culinary Explorer Jennifer Booker. Among her many honors, Jennifer was selected to be a Georgia Grown Executive Chef by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and she travels the state representing Georgia family farmers. Check back frequently to satisfy your craving for culinary adventures in Georgia, and share your food finds on social media with #GeorgiaEats!

  4. Case Study: Tourism team facilitates amusement park expansion

    Curious about the Georgia Tourism Development Act tax credits? Read about Lake Winnepesaukah, the first recipient of the credits, and the regional collaboration that helped it expand and increase visitation. Contact your regional tourism project manager for more information about how you might be able to take advantage of the TDA.

  5. Georgia Tourism Division Road Show is coming to a region near you!
    Staff from the Atlanta office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tourism Division, will be in your neighborhood this fall to provide you and your business with helpful services free of charge. Review the schedule, and make plans to attend.

  6. Georgia Tourism is hiring!

    We're looking for a few new rock stars to join the Georgia Tourism team. Think you have what it takes? Review the job announcements and submit your resume today!

  7. Staff spotlight: Cheryl Smith, Tourism Project Manager, Northeast Georgia Mountains
    Cheryl started with the state in December 1988 and is a passionate advocate for tourism in her region. Cheryl also has a passion for marketing Georgia's wineries and acts as Georgia Tourism's representative on the newly formed Georgia Wine Producers organization. Cheryl's interests include the great outdoors; she is an annual participant of Paddle Georgia, and she and her husband sometimes act as judges for regional and national paddling championships. Her son and his wife live in Alaska, and her daughter is in college. Wish Cheryl a happy birthday this month at!

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