Georgia’s tourism industry is boosted by film and TV productions

Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

Georgia’s tourism industry iTourism is a big business in Georgia. The sector generates around $59 billion. For Columbus, the earning in 2016 was $340 million, generated by 1.8 million visitors to the city. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, at a recent Tourism, Hospitality & Arts Day at the state Capitol building, spoke about the importance of the tourism industry that has created nearly 440,000 jobs state-wide. The sector comprises more than 10% of the Peach State’s total workforce. Nathan Deal called tourism a major economic force.

 

The Governor said that following last year’s ‘Year of Georgia Music’ theme, this year they are celebrating ‘Year of Georgia Film.’ Georgia is now the third-busiest hub for film production in the country. The effect of tourism as a whole impacts both the state and local communities.

 

The Governor said that they are proud of what Georgia has to offer to tourists from around the world. This year’s Georgia tourism guide stresses on the growing presence of TV and movie productions across the state, including Columbia.

 

The guide’s cover features actor Ian Somerhalder of “The Vampire Diaries,” which was shot in Georgia. AMC Network’s highly popular series “The Walking Dead” was also filmed in the state.

 

The state has become one of the most sought after film production areas on the planet. People who travel to the state check out its filming locations.

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