Georgia Tourism Unveils 2015 Travel Guide on Golden Isles

Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner of tourism for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau President Scott McQuade, and other tourism representatives unveiled the cover of this year’s state travel guide to a standing-room only audience at the historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The cover image for the travel guide was shot at Latitude 31 Restaurant and Rah Bar at the historic Jekyll Island Wharf with the inside cover-feature also highlighting the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The cover image showcases two Georgia celebrity chefs and restaurateurs – Mama Louise Hudson of H&H Restaurant, famous for feeding the Allman Brothers during their early days in Macon, and Hugh Acheson of Bravo’s Top Chef, who owns multiple restaurants in Georgia including 5&10 and The National in Athens, Empire State South in Atlanta and his newest venture The Florence in Savannah.

2015 – Celebrating the Flavors of Georgia begins with
a culinary-focused Georgia Travel Guide cover

This year, the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division is celebrating the flavors of Georgia by showcasing the state’s culinary experiences, unique local flavors, notable chefs, award-winning restaurants, agritourism destinations and much more. By highlighting Georgia’s numerous culinary assets the tourism division can answer the growing need for the fresh, authentic culinary experiences that visitors are looking for. The Tourism Division’s culinary initiative will be applied across multiple promotional platforms including ExploreGeorgia.org, social media channels, marketing materials, advertising opportunities, special events and beyond.

“Georgia’s culinary offerings are wonderful complements to our already world-class line up of destinations and attractions,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “This year’s cover is an opportunity to put a spotlight on Georgia’s culinary tourism offerings providing visitors and locals with a true taste of Georgia.”

The state’s official travel guide provides visitors with information on Georgia’s tourism assets including trip ideas, attractions, accommodations, events and more. Seven hundred thousand guides are distributed through the state’s 11 Visitor Information Centers, ExploreGeorgia.org, travel and trade shows and 1-800-VISIT GA. The Georgia Department of Economic Development partnered with Atlanta Magazine Custom Media, the award-winning publisher of Atlanta Magazine and Southbound Magazine, on the travel guide.

Order a free copy of the 2015 Georgia Travel Guide HERE.

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