Georgia tourism conference opens at Augusta Convention Center



More than 500 travel professionals from across the state will gather Wednesday at the Augusta Convention Center for the annual three-day Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference.

During the conference, participants will learn about tools, tips and information to help them market their destinations, hotels and attractions from an array of expert speakers, according to a news release.

Exhibitors will provide information about their products and services. The convention and visitors bureaus for Augusta and Columbia County are working together to hold a modern spin on an old-fashioned “lock party” at Savannah Rapids Pavilion on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, Stan Byrdy, an Augusta author and sports historian, will be the keynote speaker at the Leadership Luncheon. In the evening, participants will take trolleys for a dine-around featuring some of Augusta’s locally owned restaurants downtown and at Surrey Center shopping center.

Friday’s closing breakfast will feature a keynote address from Gov. Nathan Deal. For more information about the Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference, visit



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