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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
"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
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 Bureau...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-07/international-travelers-mo
SC official predicts tourism will return to pre-recession level

...visitors arrive by driving.During the Columbia conference, Geoff Freeman, chief operating officer of the U.S. Travel Association, will discuss the national travel picture and the effect of legislation on the industry.The conference also...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-27/sc-official-predicts-tourism-
Visitor spending in South Carolina reaches record $16.5 billion

...they are in a new economy but they are going to travel anyway."The release of the figures, from the U.S. Travel Association, lags about a year behind the year in which they were compiled. The numbers show that the industry in 2011 provided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-04/visitor-spending-south-caroli
School's impact reaches beyond mere economics

...spending in Richmond County (see 2009 "Travel Economic Impact on Georgia State, Counties and Regions," U.S. Travel Association, October 2010).WE HAVE BOLD plans for the state's health sciences university -- plans that stand to generate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2011-06-26/schools-impact-r
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
Experts question 'gay' ads reaction

...known as a gay travel destination," said John Tanzella, the executive director of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. "But there are things for gay people to do there. It's a beautiful state and that appeals to everybody...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/21/met_466493.shtml
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The Classic South Travel Association is inviting area artists and crafts enthusiasts to a meeting Sept. 25 to compile data for the Georgia Creative Economies Initiative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/10/yrb_143099.shtml
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