2022 Coastal Georgia Tourism Conference

2022 Coastal Georgia Tourism Conference


Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022

Springfield Legacy Foundation
5836 Islands Hwy.
Midway, GA 31320




We are excited to announce the 2022 Coastal Georgia Tourism Conference, which will take place at the Springfield Legacy Foundation’s Conference Center in Midway, GA. The 2022 conference will build off the success of our 2019 conference and our 2020 Coastal Georgia Tourism Online Discussion Series

The Coastal Georgia Tourism Conference will bring together businesses, tourism officials, government representatives, researchers and community organizations working in tourism and hospitality along Georgia’s coast. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other professionals while learning about current issues impacting coastal tourism and hospitality sectors. Presentations will address current industry and travel trends, local economic impact studies, ecotourism training opportunities, revitalization of the Georgia Grown HWY 17 Trail tourism connections for Georgia’s emerging aquaculture industry and cultural tourism planning efforts for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. 

Who Should Attend? 

Business owners, tourism officials, local governmental representatives, elected officials, researchers and community organizations involved in tourism and hospitality along the Georgia coast

Conference Objectives: 

  • Inform participants about current industry trends and future opportunities to support and sustain coastal Georgia’s tourism community
  •  Offer professional development and networking opportunities for tourism professionals
  •  Foster a sense of community and collaboration among coastal Georgia’s tourism community


Georgia’s tourism industry drives significant growth and prosperity for its local communities, generating more than $54 billion in economic impact. The conference, hosted by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, is designed to build a collaborative community of professionals focused on propelling the coastal tourism industry forward to provide jobs and support local economies in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.


Thank you to our Planning Committee


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