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August visitors expected to generate $2.9 million

...across metro Augusta are expected to generate nearly $3 million in direct visitor spending.The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council said Friday that visitors attending meetings, reunions and sporting events next month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-07-24/august-visi
Pop Rocks: Viewing downtown alongside tourist brings fresh perspective

...Southbound Smokehouse, and it all adds up to an evening of illumination.Several years ago the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau initiated a program called Be a Tourist In Your Own Hometown ? encouraging people to rediscover their community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-07-15/pop-rocks-viewing-dow
Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor submits resignation letter for District 3 to make State House run

...Pat Goodwin, a former chairwoman of the Columbia County Republican Party and the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Jodi Lott, a registered nurse and co-owner of Evan Rehabilitation Services. A fourth possible candidate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-15/columbia-county-commissi
Rants & Raves

...groups coming in as well to Augusta Mall. You need to look at the Web site of the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau and see all the great things to explore. Do a stay-cation and then see what all we have! IF YOU WERE CREATED female...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-27/rants-raves
Augusta July visitors to generate $9.9 million

...event, beginning July 25, will have 6,100 visitors and $2.3 million in spending.The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council reported there will be more than 40 family reunions in the metro area as well.Direct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-29/augusta-visitors-generate-
Film incentives bring in major benefits for Georgia

...They can get a much better deal to their business here," said Bowen, who works with Augusta's Convention and Visitors Bureau.Georgia has become one of the top spots in the country for movie producers, as it's a bargain compared to other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-03/film-incentives-bring-major-b
Visitors bureau works to increase area tourism

...director of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau, described how a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization...methods the Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau utilizes to increase tourism and visitor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/23/yrb_136796.shtml
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Memphis Pyramid seeks former glory with new Bass Pro Shops

...what the (Gateway) Arch is to St. Louis," said Kevin Kane, the president and CEO of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. "With an opportunity like this, it will become an attraction that will bring millions of people to its doorstep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/travel/2015-04-30/memphis-pyramid-seeks-former
Augusta visitors to spend $1.3 million in June

...spending at about $379,000 and 1,250 visitors, according to information provided by the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council.Direct visitor spending is calculated by the number of occupied overnight hotel rooms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/augusta-visitors-spend-13-
Price-gouging is widely misunderstood, and gives businesses a bad rap

...Georgia's law to capping local room rates during that week.However, the president of the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau has suggested that its members should walk the fine line in balancing what the market will bear, against being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-30/price-gouging-wi