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Albany wins bid to host big event

June 30, 2006

Albany--The city of Albany won a bid to host the upcoming Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting.

More than 100 tourism professionals from around the state will visit Albany and tour many of the city's attractions including: The Parks at Chehaw, the Civil Rights Museum, and Thronateeska Heritage Museum.

The association's goal is to help promote tourism throughout the state.  "To us this event will mean probably about $40,000 in economic impact and that's a direct economic impact. But then you look at the opportunity to have more than a hundred people from around the state here," says Sara Underdown with the Chamber of Commerce.

The conference will take place at the Hilton hotel in downtown Albany in March or April of 2007.