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Georgia On Our Minds

Georgia On Our Minds

The Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal and his wife, Sandra, along with representatives from the Government of Georgia, Department of Economic Development, including Kevin Langston, Tracy Vaughan and Peter Hannaford,  came to Dublin to support his local college team, Georgia Tech, and hosted a reception for the travel trade and media.

Mandy Walsh, Sinead Daly and Nadine Farrelly, Travel Counsellors

Mandy Walsh, Sinead Daly and Nadine Farrelly, Travel Counsellors

He told Irish Travel Trade News of the wonderful and diverse region that is Georgia, with activities including football, basketball and soccer, and how they are looking forward to a new stadium in Atlanta.

The tourism industry generates US$54 billion for the region and, with the Delta Air Lines hub at Atlanta bringing tourists from all over the world including Ireland, this is set to continue for the foreseeable future.  The tourism product is of the highest order with golf, fishing, walking, water sports and all outdoor activities available for all ages.

Liz Wright,TourAmerica and Dee Burdock,American Holidays at the event.

Liz Wright, TourAmerica, and Dee Burdock, American Holidays, at the event

The Governor was using his time here in Dublin meeting prospective Irish companies that are interested in setting up subsidiaries in the USA – so the visit was not all fun and games!

Southern hospitality was the special feature of the event and the Governor’s sign off words said it all: “You’ll all come”.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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