Georgia tourism organizations to use state funding to spur recovery  
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Ground breaks on Omni PGA Frisco Resort, largest resort in development in the U.S.
 
AHLA eases face covering, physical distancing requirements for hotel employees
Unvaccinated employees and guests asked to continue to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing in common areas of the hotel facility.
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Plan a star-spangled celebration this Fourth of July with tips from event pros
 
Breakout Session: Taylor Estes, Co-founder & CEO, Apple Box Solutions
Taylor Estes and her husband Joseph run Apple Box Solutions, a boutique, Atlanta-based production agency offering consultation, experience design, and production management for live events.
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Michelle Mason to succeed Susan Robertson as ASAE president and CEO
 
Discover Dunwoody among Georgia DMOs receiving $1.5M to spur post-pandemic recovery
Thirty-four tourism entities across 27 counties received millions in state money for recovery marketing funding as part of this one-time grant program.
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Tampa, Miami lead the way as U.S. hotel occupancy reaches highest levels since last Feburary
 
Department of Commerce pledges $750M to travel and tourism industry
Department secretary Gail Raimondo said the federal funds need to be used “flexibly” because tourism has very localized needs, ranging from marketing to convention centers.
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Omni Hotels & Resorts integrates GroupSync Engage booking tool into Dallas locations
 
Historic Buffalo Point Retreat opens this month to the public
A private estate since 2011, Buffalo Point will become accessible to the public for the first time, featuring a space for weddings, meetings, and other private gatherings and retreats.
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