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Tifton hotels booked for Sunbelt Ag Expo

Hotels booked for Sunbelt Ag Expo (Source: WALB) Hotels booked for Sunbelt Ag Expo (Source: WALB)
Hotels booked for the Sunbelt Ag Expo (Source: WALB) Hotels booked for the Sunbelt Ag Expo (Source: WALB)
"They've been here every year for nine years. Even though they're here once a year, they're extended family," said Moore. (Source: WALB) "They've been here every year for nine years. Even though they're here once a year, they're extended family," said Moore. (Source: WALB)
Hotels booked for the Sunbelt Ag Expo (Source: WALB) Hotels booked for the Sunbelt Ag Expo (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

It's one of the busiest weeks of the year for hotels in southwest Georgia as thousands of visitors head to Moultrie for the Sunbelt Ag Expo. 

The Expo brings visitors, not only to Moultrie, but also the surrounding cities.

Tifton is seeing the impact.

Most hotels are booked solid.

Hotels are working this week to accommodate the influx of people.

An estimated 80-thousand people attend the event.

Hotels in Tifton are all full.

The Sunbelt Ag Expo happens annually in Moultrie. The city only has around 10 hotels. With thousands of people visiting, many have to travel to other cities for rooms. 

"They just love coming to Tifton. It's an easy shot to Tifton, straight down 319, " said Kathleen Moore, General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Tifton. 

She says they have seen a lot more people than normal. 

The hotel is completely full for the remainder of the week.

Moore says over 90% of visitors are here for the Ag Expo.

85 out of 105 rooms are full of expo visitors.

The Hilton started booking rooms at the end of last year's expo for this year.

Most of the visitors for the expo have stayed here each time since it opened nine years ago. 

"They've been here every year for nine years. Even though they're here once a year, they're extended family," said Moore. 

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