The big business of tourism presented at April On Topic

The big business of tourism presented at April On Topic

Did you know that tourism is a $63 billion industry for the state, with 5 million visitors in Gwinnett County? More than 100 guests learned great information at the April On Topic, featuring Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Executive Director Jay Markwalter and Georgia’s Deputy Commissioner, Tourism, Kevin Langston.

Tourism generates economic activity in Georgia, such as:

  • Generated $63.2 billion in total economic impact, up 4% over 2016
  • Generated $3.2 billion in state and local tax revenue, up 3.1% over 2016
  • Drew 107.7 million domestic visitors and 1.4 million international visitors
  • Supported 462,000 jobs, making up 10.6% of all non-farm jobs in the state, up 2.7% over 2016
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