Georgia Tourism is Booming & Makes Up 10.2% of all Jobs!
Georgia tourism is BOOMING! According to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics, our visitor impact is up 18% than in its pre-recession level in 2007. In 2013 alone, tourism spending generated $2.8 billion in revenue and in addition, saved every Georgia househld a savings of $770 in taxes as a result!
It was reported today that tourism had a $53.6 billion economic impact on our state. The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) said thats 4.5% over 2012. GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr said,“After surpassing $50 billion in 2012, we are now building on that momentum as Georgia continues to attract more visitors year over year. The impact of the industry goes beyond the visitors themselves – the tourism industry sustained more than 411,000 jobs directly or indirectly, making up 10.2 percent of all jobs in the state."