Conyers celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week
L-R: Sandy Fowler, Mitzi Quarles and David Binder. Photo by Glenn L. Morgan/OCGNews

L-R Sandy Fowler, David Binder, Mitzi Quarles
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L-R: Sandy Fowler, Mitzi Quarles and David Binder. Photo by Glenn L. Morgan/OCGNews
L-R: Sandy Fowler, Mitzi Quarles and David Binder. Photo by Glenn L. Morgan/OCGNews

Conyers is joining communities across the country by participating in the 35th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12), which celebrates what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.

The theme of this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week is “Travel: Then and Now.”

  Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit the Conyers Welcome Center, 901 Railroad Street in historic Olde Town Conyers, May 7-11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be refreshments, brochures and exhibits showcasing historic and present-day photographs of Conyers tourism attractions.

   The Tourism Week is not only a time to attract tourists but to remind local residents of gems in their own backyards.

“With school summer break on the horizon, now is a great time to plan visits to local attractions that are mere minutes away,” said 

Tourism Specialist Teri Haler. 

Representatives from local attractions will be on hand at the following dates and times for one-on-one questions and to share information about their facilities and attractions: The schedule (subject to change) of representatives at the Conyers Welcome Center is as follows: 

Wednesday, May 9: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial
8 a.m.-12 p.m. – Georgia International Horse Park
8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Panola Mountain State Park
8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Thursday, May 10: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. – Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Rockdale County Parks and Recreation
9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Friday, May 11: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Rockdale County Parks and Recreation
9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

The schedule is subject to change.

“Locally, tourists spent $136 million in Conyers and Rockdale County in fiscal year 2016, according to a study by the U.S. Travel Association commissioned by the Georgia Department of Economic Development,” said Haler. “That is significant for a community of our size and we are most fortunate to boast attractions such as the Georgia International Horse Park and Big Haynes Creek Nature Center, Cherokee Run Golf Club, Monastery of the Holy Spirit, the Walk of Heroes, Panola Mountain State Park, PATH Trail, filming, and Olde Town Conyers.”

For more information on National Travel and Tourism Week, call the Conyers Convention and Visitors Bureau at 770-929-4270. Residents and visitors may call the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606 or visit www.visitconyersga.com for more information on tourism efforts in Conyers.  

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