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Tourism up in the Rose City


By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Thomasville's Rose Show and Festival is long over but tourists keep coming to the town.

Officials there say tourism usually drops after the festival. but this year they've actually seen a steady flow of tourists walking downtown Thomasville's streets.

Representatives at the Visitors Center say parking spots remain full as people from all over Georgia, Florida, and other states eat and shop.

Officials believe more people are visiting the Rose City as an alternative to expensive family vacations.

"You can stay for a night and not spend a fortune," explains Thomasville's Tourism Coordinator Megan Young. 

"You can see little attractions here or there and learn some things and have a good time with your family but not have to spend a ton of money."

Officials say tour groups are also signing up earlier for major events in Thomasville like the Victorian Christmas held every December.

They say the increased tourism helps their economy even if people aren't spending much.

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