By For Bryan County Now
Christy Sherman, executive director of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently attended Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day in Atlanta, along with other representatives from the Georgia tourism industry.
Attendees presented Gov. Nathan Deal with a check demonstrating the $2.8 billion in state tax revenue generated from tourism-related expenditures for the year.
As a result, each Bryan County household receives $238.41 in tax relief per household, as a result of the taxes generated by tourism economic activity.
Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day is a collaborative effort between several public and private organizations including the Georgia Arts Network, Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association, Georgia Restaurant Association and Georgia Agritourism Association, highlights the larger travel and tourism community during the legislative session.