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Posted on: February 1, 2018

CITY TO HOST TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE TEAM ON FEBRUARY 21 & 22, 2018

The City of Douglas Public Information Department is happy to announce a Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Tourism Resource Team will be visiting Douglas and Coffee County on February 21 and 22, 2018.  A roundtable luncheon and discussion will be held with city & county leaders, community partners, and tourism industry associates.  The purpose of the roundtable discussion will be to gather key community stakeholders, along with GDEcD’s Tourism Product Development Resource Team, to identify current and future tourism product development to increase tourism and economic development in Douglas and Coffee County.

“This is very big to have a Tourism Product Development (TPD) team come to Douglas,” says Georgia Henderson, Public Information Director.  “Georgia’s TPD teams are experts in their areas and have traveled throughout Georgia creating successful tourism plans for various other communities.”

The roundtable discussion will include 11 Georgia professionals whose focus relates on local history, community leadership, education, sports/recreation, downtown, culinary, agriculture/nature, retail tourism, and film industry.  During the two days, the team will travel throughout Douglas, Ambrose, Broxton, West Green and will make stops at the WWII Museum & Airbase, Broxton Rocks, General Coffee State Park, downtown, restaurants, and various other places.

According to the GDEcD, in 2016, the tourism industry in Douglas-Coffee County, supported 544 jobs, generated $74.03 million in direct travel spending, created $3.01 million in sales tax revenue and generated $2.21 million in local tax revenues.  For more information about the upcoming visit from the Tourism Product Development Resource Team or tourism in Douglas, please call 912-384-4555.

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