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City leaders work to attract visitors

September 5, 2006

Albany - The best way to get visitors to spend money in Dougherty County is by getting them to spend the night. And they need something to do while they're here. The convention and visitors bureau is advertising to letting people know about all of attractions in Albany, like Thronateeska Heritage Center, the Civil Rights museum and the Riverquarium.

They're also looking to expand some activities, like Mardi Gras. This year, there will be a full marathon the same weekend, as well as a bike race. Sara Underdown says, "We are so hopeful that the Mardi Gras event is going to evolve into something even bigger. By having these three events together, we have the momentum to create something wonderful for this community."

Travel parties that come to Albany spend nearly $300 a day while in Dougherty County.

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