The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) May 6-12 with a themed “Then & Now” Scavenger Hunt. The LCCVB will also host several events throughout the week as well.
A scavenger hunt video will be launched today on the LCCVB Facebook page, which will provide instruction on how to win prizes just for solving clues and exploring Liberty County.
Local historic sites and businesses have collaborated to participate in this countywide hunt open to the public throughout NTTW. In addition, the LCCVB will also be visiting surrounding hoteliers to thank them for their hospitality to Liberty County’s visitors.
“We really appreciate all the hard work our tourism partners do to welcome visitors to Liberty County,” said Creative and Content Coordinator Erin Johnson. “This is my second year with the LCCVB, and I’ve enjoyed getting to meet the people who help bring the tourism industry to life in our community.”
Each hotel will receive complimentary treats and a Golden Pineapple Award for best guest experiences, as the pineapple is a southern symbol of hospitality and welcome.
The LCCVB will host a familiarization tour for travel writers from Germany. The tour is in conjunction with the state of Georgia, showcasing the stops along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which includes Dorchester Academy.
Additionally, Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown, Flemington Mayor Paul Hawkins and Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette each will sign proclamations for National Travel and Tourism Week.
According to the data from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, in FY 2016, Liberty County’s tourism industry supported 593 jobs and generated $111.6 million in direct travel spending, an increase of $4.5 million in just one year.
Roughly $4.7 million was generated in state tax revenues and $3.5 million was generated in local tax revenues. Liberty County ranked No. 31 out of 159 counties, putting in the top 20 percent leading tourism as an economic force in the state of Georgia.
“Tourism in Liberty County is really growing by leaps and bounds, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” said Leah Poole, CEO of the Liberty County Chamber/LCCVB. “We’re here to support our tourism partners and make sure visitors get the best experience possible when they stay in our community.”
Follow the LCCVB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as Explore Liberty for the announcement of clues and daily winners.