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Huge welcome center planned

...claim as the largest welcome center to one in Florida that has a few extra toilets, joked Jeannie Buttrum, regional tourism official in Augusta for the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade & Tourism. Still, the 15,000-square-foot center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/25/biz_218017.shtml
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Across the region

...States because they worry about tighter border security and think the nation is not welcoming, South Carolina's top tourism official told Congress. "They fear they will be detained for hours because of a simple mistake or misstatement at a U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/22/met_121263.shtml
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Green grows again

...wife during the week. "I'd say 50 percent of the homes in my neighborhood are being rented." Augusta's chief tourism official said he does not expect corporate spending to rebound to its 2000 peak until at least 2005. "But that follows the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/04/bus_410983.shtml
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Tranquil beauty

...Azores is that these islands offer the opportunity to get close to unspoiled nature," said Eugenio Madruga, a local tourism official. "We don't want mass tourism. This is a place to relax and enjoy the natural world." The islands, which lie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/22/liv_268385.shtml
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Area News Briefs

...BEAUFORT - Though Gov. David Beasley touted a record-setting year in tourism for all of South Carolina, a Lowcountry tourism official says two near-miss hurricanes and the Atlanta Olympics hurt business in that area last year. Jim Wescott, director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/08/met_203743.shtml
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Fall foliage tours are growing

...have remained strong. The September-October season generates about $83 million in revenue for Maine, a state tourism official said. On the shores of Lake George in New York, The Georgian resort's 164 rooms are mostly filled in the fall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/02/liv_8307.shtml
Life & style
Visitors see Taj Mahal by moonlight

...attacks in the United States and as war tensions built in 2002 between India and Pakistan, said D. K. Barman, a tourism official. But the icon has remained one of India's main drawing cards. More than 300,000 foreigners - and many times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/26/liv_438159.shtml
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People in the News

...Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, will be shot in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, according to an area tourism official. Jean Clark, tourism director for the Rockbridge County area, said she doesn't know exactly when or where the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/30/ent_435859.shtml
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Across Georgia

...said Rep. David Scott, D-Ga. "I certainly want to express our gratitude as a nation and as a world." Tourism official wants tours to be regulated SAVANNAH - A member of Savannah's tourism advisory committee has asked the city to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/08/met_475351.shtml
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Miami gets chance to polish its image

...which Major League Baseball moved from Miami to Atlanta. "That was a knockdown pitch," said Bill Talbert, a tourism official still fuming six weeks after the decision. "It's one of the most disgusting things any sporting group has done...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/25/pro_251303.shtml
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