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Visitors attending meetings, reunions, events or sports games in the metro Augusta area will generate at least $4,988,298 in direct visitor spending over the next month.

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the following meetings, reunions and events arriving in Augusta this month. As the official destination marketing organization for Augusta, the bureau has helped to bring these groups to Augusta and/or is providing services for these groups while they are in the area. The groups listed at right represent a portion of the meetings, reunions or events held in Augusta.

For May:

Meeting - Dates in Augusta - Attendance - Spending
2009 United Cousins - May 1-3 - 150 - $60,648
Georgia Retired Educators Association - May 5-7 - 500 - $252,700
National Science Olympiad - May 13-18 - 3,500 - $1,730,995
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation - May 14-17 - 350 - $341,145
Georgia U.S. Tennis Association Adult League Championships - May 15-17 - 1,000 - $758,100
Rotary District 6920 Conference - May 15-17 - 400 - $151,620
Augusta USBC Bowling Association - Men's Southeast Tournament - May 29-June 28 - 5,000 - $884,450

Fort Gordon-Regional Training Site Global Medic-Air Force - May 31-June 20 - 3,000 - $808,640
TOTAL: - 13,900 - $4,988,298


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