Wed., March 21, 2012 7:50am
Jekyll Island is looking for shops and restaurants to fill 35,000 square feet of new retail space planned for the state park. The authority that operates the state-owned island had to take over the retail development recently after its private developer partner was forced out of the project because it lacked the money to begin construction.
Wed., March 14, 2012 10:36am
Savannah is getting ready for a busy weekend as thousands of gaudy green tourists are expected to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Georgia's oldest city holds its sprawling St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, and the weekend celebration has organizers predicting a very profitable event for local businesses.
Mon., March 12, 2012 2:41pm
Big changes are coming to Savannah’s River Street, the waterfront heart of the city's tourism empire. Over the next few years, the street is expected to get two-new hotels and a first-ever restaurant on the actual river-bank. But that's just the beginning.
Mon., February 27, 2012 3:00am
Savannah officials are aiming to attract a different kind of tourist with a new children's museum. A non-profit history group plans to open a one-acre outdoor exhibit area geared toward kids in June. The first phase is called the Exploration Station. The museum is backed by public and private donors interested in more options for kids and their parents.
Mon., February 20, 2012 8:00am
Fort Benning's expansion and a new marketing push have helped increase tourism in Columbus. A Columbus State University study showed the west Georgia city welcomed 1.4 million visitors in the fiscal year that ended last June.
Fri., February 10, 2012 11:00am
New signs soon will be directing motorists traveling to Tybee Island to use a new route. They now tell people to take US 80 through Savannah. This spring, the state Department of Transporation will move the signs to usher motorists on Interstate 16.
Wed., January 25, 2012 8:05am
The country music trio Lady Antebellum is featured on the cover of the new 2012 Georgia Travel Guide, which has an interview with the group's members discussing their favorite spots to visit in the state. Featuring the Grammy-winning band in the color, magazine-sized travel guide is one piece of the Georgia Department of Economic Development's strategy for boosting travel to the state.
Mon., November 28, 2011 11:31am
Tourism and retail spending are boosting Savannah's economy, but those are the only positive signs in a third quarter economic report. Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis released its quarterly forecast this week. Center director Michael Toma says, out of seven economic trends the forecast tracks, only hotel stays and retail recepts posted gains.
Mon., November 21, 2011 1:41am
Ringgold, Sylvester and Thomasville are among the cities receiving grants from the state Department of Economic Development to support tourism growth. The agency is awarding $200,000 in grants to 23 municipalities, museums and other attractions.