MAKE YOUR LAST SUMMER ADVENTURE A STAYCATION

Are you looking for one last summer adventure for the family as summer camps come to a close and the school year quickly approaches? Then why not make it a ‘staycation’! “Thomasville is a unique community brimming with fun and fascinating things to see and do,” said Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism manager. “As a local, we often forget about attractions in our own community, and this is a great time of year to experience the sites and experiences that make our town so...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE AWARDED EXPLORE GEORGIA TOURISM RECOVERY MARKETING GRANT

The City of Thomasville Tourism Department was recently awarded a Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant from Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). The Explore Georgia Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant program was designed to provide relief to areas of the state most impacted by the drop in tourism due to the COIVD-19 pandemic and will fund promotional efforts to aid the travel industry's recovery in 2021. “It is an honor to be...



GEORGIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY DELIVERS ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THOMAS COUNTY

The U.S. Travel Association recently released its 2019 Travel Economic Impact Report on the State of Georgia and its counties and regions. According to the study made available through the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s tourism division Explore Georgia, the tourism industry in Thomas County generated $83.62 million in direct, domestic traveler expenditures in 2019. “The tourism industry continues to grow and significantly impact our state and local economy,” said...



TOURISM OFFICE WELCOMES “SOUTHERN TRAVELERS EXPLORE THOMASVILLE”

The City of Thomasville tourism office recently welcomed the first annual Southern Travelers Explore Thomasville (STET). The new travel conference recognized as ‘an educational vacation with a true Southern experience’ took place February 21st-23rd at South Eden Plantation. “It was an honor for Thomasville to be chosen as the inaugural location for the Southern Travelers Explore Thomasville conference,” said Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism manager. “Through their many...



AWARD WINNING FALL IN LOVE WITH TVILLE CAMPAIGN RETURNS

The leaves are starting to change and you can practically smell the pumpkin spice in the air, which can only mean one thing: fall is here! What better way to celebrate the beauty of the fall season than to capture it in photos and celebrate the images that reveal something special about life in Thomasville and Thomas County. With that goal in mind, the Thomasville Visitors Center is bringing back its award winning social media marketing campaign, #fallinlovewithtville. This popular campaign...



CITY OF THOMASVILLE TOURISM DEPARTMENT RECEIVES PAUL BROUN AWARD FOR MARKETING INITIATIVES

The City of Thomasville tourism department recently received the Paul Broun Award for Marketing Initiatives. The award was given at the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in LaGrange, GA and was in recognition of the City of Thomasville’s “Fall in Love with Tville” social media marketing campaign. “To be recognized and rewarded by other tourism professionals is an incredible feeling,” said Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism manager. “This is an award we can...



THOMASVILLE ENCOURAGES LOCALS TO BE TOURISTS IN THEIR OWN TOWNS IN CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK

The City of Thomasville tourism office is celebrating National Tourism Week by turning the tables and inviting locals to become “visitors” in their own hometown. “Thomasville is a unique community brimming with fun and fascinating things to see and do. Often as a local, we forget about our local attractions, and this is the best time to experience what makes our town so unique,” says Bonnie Hayes, City of Thomasville tourism director. National Travel Tourism Week is May...



#FALLINLOVEWITHTVILLE CAMPAIGN STARTS TODAY

Fall is approaching, and with the change in seasons, Thomasville will soon welcome visitors from all over. What better way to celebrate the beauty of fall than to capture it in photos and share with friends. With that goal in mind, the Thomasville Visitors Center is unveiling a new social media campaign, #fallinlovewithtville, which allows visitors and residents to share their fall photos of Thomasville, vote on their favorites and win great prize packages. The City of Thomasville tourism...



TOURISM IN THOMASVILLE CREATES ECONOMIC IMPACT

The numbers are in and it is official - tourism is growing in Thomasville and across the state of Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal announced last week during National Travel and Tourism Week that the state’s tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.1 billion in 2016, for an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year, according to the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. “The tourism industry contributes significantly to the growth and prosperity of Georgia’s...