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Old 10-20-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Default Georgia counties ranked by tourist expenditures(2009)

Fulton county includes the city of Atlanta, Cobb has Six Flags, Chatham is know for downtown Savannah, Dekalb gets tourist coming to Stone Mountain, etc.. What does Clayton have besides Hartsfield and Atlanta Motor Speedway right next door? I was actually surprise it ranked ahead of Gwinnett....

1. Fulton
2. Cobb
3. Chatham
4. Dekalb
5. Clayton
6. Gwinnett
7. Richmond
8. Muscogee
9. Glynn
10. Bibb

Scroll all the way down to table 3.3 to see the counties ranked from highest to lowest.. I stopped after the top ten counties in the state.
http://www.georgia.org/SiteCollectio...N%20122710.pdf
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Clayton County has the Tara mansion (Gone with the Wind) in Jonesboro.

I figured Gwinnett would draw more tourists than Clayton even with that in mind.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Cobb also has Kennesaw Mountain, as well as some smaller attractions around Marietta and Kennesaw related to the civil war.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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this isn't just "tourism" in the traditional sense of the word; this is general travel expenditures. It can be anything from a family going to a braves game, an out-of-town construction crew coming in to work on a new project, or an overnight business trip.

i see valdosta comes in at #11 in the state, just ahead of athens.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Fulton county includes the city of Atlanta, Cobb has Six Flags, Chatham is know for downtown Savannah, Dekalb gets tourist coming to Stone Mountain, etc.. What does Clayton have besides Hartsfield and Atlanta Motor Speedway right next door? I was actually surprise it ranked ahead of Gwinnett....
If there are a large number of hotels around the airport, that may account for part of Clayton's numbers.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:14 AM
 
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What about the transplant-filled city of Valdosta? Where does that rank since it has a nice amusement park Wild Adventures? I tell ya if not for Moody and VSU, Valdosta may be a dump rivaling Moultrie. Only due to Moody and VSU, and other than East and South Valdosta, Valdosta probably would be near the bottom for having people spend their big moolah.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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I meant if not for Moody and VSU. Sorry. Also include the East and South side section named Little Miami in the reason for it garnering a low ranking. it is downright nasty and like the wild west in those sections of V-Town.
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:18 AM
 
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Default You like to promote valdosta southgeorgia? lol.

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this isn't just "tourism" in the traditional sense of the word; this is general travel expenditures. It can be anything from a family going to a braves game, an out-of-town construction crew coming in to work on a new project, or an overnight business trip.

i see valdosta comes in at #11 in the state, just ahead of athens.
I would surmise that Moody and the naive big spending Florida bound tourists would account for it being ahead of Athens, right?
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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I would surmise that Moody and the naive big spending Florida bound tourists would account for it being ahead of Athens, right?


moody, vsu, south georgia medical center, wild adventures, south ga motorsports park, pga nationwide tour, proximity to i-75, etc. . .etc. . .


each city at the top is there for a reason, and without it would certainly move down the list.

take away the top cities biggest attractions, and what would they be? without UGA, athens would be nothing also. i don't see the point behind such comparisons.
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