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Tourists asked to keep "Georgia on their mind"

Albany- State leaders want tourists to keep "Georgia on their mind." It's working. Tourism spending is up. Last year, tourism had a $26 billion impact in Georgia, up a billion dollars over the previous year.

The Albany Area saw an increase in visitors last year largely due to Florida hurricane evacuees. The Albany Area Chamber plans to try to draw some of those people back.

"Right now there are efforts to build a brand new Web site for the region, were developing regional itineraries to help attract the group market as well as motor coach, and just visitors in general to get them off I-75," said Sara Underdown, V.P. Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber will find out next week if they'll get a grant to pay for billboards advertising Albany along Interstate 75.

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