Tourism beat

Visitors attending meetings, reunions, events or sports games in the metro Augusta area will generate at least $2,674,576 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 below represent a portion of the meetings/reunions/events meeting in Augusta.

For September:

MeetingDates in AugustaAttendanceExpenditure
Council of Juvenile Court Judges Annual Meeting09/07/08-09/10/08300$530,670
CSRA College Night09/11/085,000$151,620
Georgia EMC Board Meeting09/13/08-09/15/08125$126,350
Georgia Board of Regents 2008 Summit09/16/08-09/19/08800$454,860
Family Life Marriage Conference09/19/08-09/21/08150$75,810
Cattyshack Cats Championship & Household Pet Cat Show09/20/08-09/21/08175$37,905
Georgia Cup Cycling 2008 Georgia Cup09/20/08-09/21/08400$93,499
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education Lighthouse Conference09/22/08-09/25/08160$204,687
Retired Military Police Officers 32nd Annual Reunion09/23/08-09/28/08300$189,525
Fraternal Order of Eagles Southeastern Conference09/25/08-09/27/08250$189,525
Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authority Annual Conference09/27/08-10/01/08500$429,590
Martin/Leverett Family Reunion09/29/08-10/05/08500$59,131



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