Tourists Equals Dollars

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Tourism experts are packing into Valdosta's Conference Center for a three day session to swap ideas on improving tourism in the peach state.

Local experts say it is important that our area make a good impression this week, because its a rare opportunity to host this conference.

Marty Brown, tourism director, said, "There's a lot of great places in and around Georgia that would like to host this event, so we don't look for it to come back very soon, so that why we want to do a great job for them now."

The conference is already having an impact on local tourism, as more than 450 people will be attending the event.