Tourism beat

Visitors attending meetings, reunions, events or sports games in the metro Augusta area will generate at least $2,246,503 in direct visitor spending over the next month.

The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the following meetings, reunions and events arriving in Augusta in October. 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 represent a portion of the meetings, reunions or events held.

MEETING - IN AUGUSTA - ATTENDANCE - SPENDING

Boshears Memorial Fly-In - Oct. 17, 18 - 1,000 - $146,566

Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers-Georgia Hospital Association annual conference - Oct. 17-20 - 550 - $396,739

CSRA Bridge Club Mid -Atlantic Sectionals - Oct. 24-Nov. 1 - 1,000 - $606,480

Faith Outreach Conference - Oct. 27-30 - 2,000 - $227,430

Georgia Airports Association Annual Meeting - Oct. 21-23 - 170 - $217,322

Georgia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers annual conference - Oct. 11-13 - 350 - $303,240

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity annual conference - Oct. 1-9 - 275 - $133,931

Premier Event Management LLC: Augusta Half Marathon - Oct. 30-Nov. 1 - 1,000 - $214,795

- TOTAL: - 6,345 - $2,246,503

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