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Report shows Georgia tourism industry grew to record level

...5 is going to affect tourism," he said. "If it is, it's a minimal effect."The report by the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics was distributed by the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Division to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-04/report-shows-georgia-touri
April events, excluding Masters, expected to bring $1.7 million in visitor spending

...challenging and inherently uncertain."Direct visitor spending is calculated from research by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Destination Marketing Association International, US Travel Association and Tourism Economics.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-04-01/april-event
Uber's popularity surges; business travelers avoiding taxis

...major concerns as their workers move toward Uber.Mike McCormick, the executive director of the Global Business Travel Association, says many companies are worried about issues of safety and liability. Depending on the city, Uber drivers aren't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-11/ubers-popularity-surges-bu
Movie, TV locations are a tourist draw for Georgia

...direct spending by tourists shot from $47 million in 2002 to $107 million in 2012, according to the U.S. Travel Association."It's certainly not the case for every film or TV show," Thomas said. "You don't know which ones are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/travel/2015-01-11/movie-tv-locations-are-touri
TV ads aim to lure winter visits to Alaska

...president of the Alaska Travel Industry Association. It's part of an aggressive, multi-pronged strategy that the travel association, the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau and others are planning to launch next fall to promote Alaska as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/29/ent_315934.shtml
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Augusta air travelers find comfort in therapy dogs

...of or is as much of a hassle as in the past year, according to a study by the firm ResearchNow for the U.S. Travel Association.Security lines and checked-bag fees are among the well-publicized headaches, but passengers' No. 1 concern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-06/augusta-air-travelers-find-co
US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

...winter, businesses are creating jobs at a steady pace and consumer spending is on the rise.The Global Business Travel Association predicts that worldwide business travel will grow 6.9 percent this year to a record $1.18 trillion. The United...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-04/us-airfares-rise-outpacing
International travelers, movie fans offer big gains in Georgia's tourism economy

...billion in direct and indirect economic impact. The impact is up 4.5 percent from 2012, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.Elizabeth Vance, executive director of Thomson-McDuffie County Convention & Visitors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-07/international-travelers-mo
"Famously Hot" Columbia vies for tourists

...an estimated 1 million visitors a year, a number Jamieson said is probably conservative.A study by the U.S. Travel Association for the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism shows that in 2012, domestic travelers spent almost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-02-06/famously-hot-columbia
Georgia tourism spending increases

...also beat the record set back in 2008.The state released spending estimates Wednesday produced by the U.S. Travel Association, and Gov. Nathan Deal was pleased with the results."In a challenging economic climate, tourism has been a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-07-07/georgia-tourism-spending-i