During his 2014 Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day address at the state Capitol on January 28, Governor Nathan Deal heralded the great strides being made by Georgia’s tourism, hospitality and arts industry. He also raised the curtain on the 2014 Georgia Travel Guide, sporting a cover that pays tribute to Gone With the Wind – which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
Representing everything from destinations in the city and events in the surrounding suburbs to the mountains of North Georgia and beaches of the Golden Isles, the 2014 Georgia Travel Guide is a must-read resource for Atlanta staycationers and Georgia visitors alike. Local adventurers can explore page after page of experiences that may be untapped by their family. To plot a course for the coming months, you can snag a copy of this “complete guide to Georgia attractions, festivals, events, activities, cities, towns, lodging, maps and more” at any one of the state’s 11 Visitor Information Centers or order one via mail through www.ExploreGeorgia.org.
Being an Atlanta staycationer is a noble pursuit and an excellent example of “shopping local.” By vacationing close to home, you are helping to fuel the engine that represents more than $51 billion in economic impact and employment for more than 405,000 Georgians.