Save at Holiday In the Park!

Enjoy special pricing when you attend Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia & Hurricane Harbor by using our promo code “DCVB”

For more information visit our website at http://www.visitdouglasville.com!
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Good bye Summer, Hello Fall

The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) had a busy summer this year! We will post soon to let you know all the awesome activities that await you in the coming months, but first – let’s take a look back over the events that took place in Douglasville this summer, hosted by the Douglasville CVB.

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We kicked the summer off with our Summer Scavenger Hunt that encouraged residents and visitors alike to get to know their community, by taking photos with various landmarks and notable locations throughout Douglasville/Douglas County.

We had many great entries and hoped everyone enjoyed getting to take a closer look at their community! A big thank you to everyone who participated!

On August 20th the Douglasville CVB hosted the first Behind the Veil “Fall” Bridal Showcase, at the Douglasville Conference Center. We had over 35 vendors that provided attendees with information on various wedding necessities from DJ’s, event planners, tuxedo’s & wedding dresses, photographers, and so much more!

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Thank YOU!We wrapped up the summer with our Annual Family Reunion Workshop, September 9th at Hunter Park. We had over 50 people attend this year’s event. Each person in attendance was given an opportunity to speak with the vendors in attendance and ask questions to gain valuable suggestions and information, as they begin planning their reunions. In addition to speaking with the vendors, a “How to Plan your Reunion 101” presentation was also given during the event. The day was capped off by a catered lunch from Chick-Fil-A Arbor Place, and giveaways!

Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for information on the community events that will take place this fall in Douglasville!

DATE CHANGE: Screening of “The Founder” moved to 05/13!

Due to inclement weather we are moving our screening of “The Founder” to THIS Saturday night, May 13th!
We are excited to announce that as a part of our National Travel & Tourism Week celebration, that we will be showing a FREE movie, The Founder Film – Saturday, May 13th (Discover Douglasville Day) from 7-10 PM! This is your opportunity to watch “The Founder” where it was filmed – literally! The event will take place in the parking lot next to the Old Douglasville Police Station – that was used as one of the filming locations for the movie!
We’ll have FREE popcorn, concessions will be available for purchase, entertainment & MORE!! So bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch Douglasville on the BIG SCREEN! #NTTW17 #visitdouglasville #discoverdouglasvilleday
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The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau to Host National Travel and Tourism Week

The 2017 National Travel and Tourism Week is all about celebrating the power of travel, and the people who help make tourism a billion dollar industry. This year’s theme shines a spotlight on the power of travel by recognizing the millions of people who keep this industry strong. This year’s theme has been coined, “the Faces of Travel.” To get into the spirit, the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau will highlight individuals, groups and organizations that help support tourism within the community.
“During National Travel and Tourism Week the Douglasville CVB will host various ongoing activities and promotions,” said Samantha Rosado, Tourism Program Manager. “This will include giveaways and Faces of Travel stories, along with Travel Rally Day and Discover Douglasville Day.”
National Travel and Tourism Week—which will take place this year May 7-13—is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community, established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first observed the following year. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the unique value travel holds for the economy, businesses and personal well-being. According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Tourism industry in Georgia is the 5th largest employer in the state with a total economic impact of $59 billion, supporting more than 439,000 jobs, or 10.3% of all payroll employment in Georgia. Taxes of $3 billion were directly and indirectly generated by tourism in 2015.

“We look forward to participating in this annual event and getting our residents involved in all the fun festivities,” said Rosado. “We will be hosting a screening of “The Founder”, which several scenes were shot right here in Douglasville. The event festivities will take place Friday, May 12 at 7 pm in downtown Douglasville, followed by the screening of “The Founder” at dusk.”
For more information regarding the Douglasville CVB, contact Samantha Rosado at 678.449.3096 or visit https://www.facebook.com/VisitDouglasville/.

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Discounted Six Flags Over Georgia Tickets are HERE!

Discounted one day general admission tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia, as well as, two park season passes to Six Flags Over Georgia & Six Flags White Water* are available NOW at the Douglasville Welcome Center located at 6694 East Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134. *Two park season tickets includes a parking pass.

Tickets can be purchased Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
We can accept cash, check or money order only.
Credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.
Quantities are limited. For ticket information give us a call at 770-947-5920.

 

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Downtown Does Tourism

As the City of Douglasville Downtown Development Authority prepares for the creation of a new Downtown Master Plan, the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau along with the City of Douglasville & Main Street Douglasville Program, would like to invite all interested groups and individuals to join us Thursday, March 23rd at 10 AM at the Douglasville Conference Center,  as we explore how tourism can impact our community.

The purpose of these meetings are to provide us with information that will help better prepare the community as we set out to create a new Downtown Master Plan.

RSVP to Kristen Tate at tatek@douglasvillega.gov by March 17th, if you would like to attend.

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Behind the Veil Bridal Showcase – February 19th

We are just 10 DAYS away from this year’s Behind the Veil Bridal Showcase!

This year’s event will be held at the Douglasville Conference Center  in the heart of downtown Douglasville!

We would love for you to take this opportunity to explore not only the Douglasville Conference Center, but have face-to-face interaction with a variety of national and local businesses to assist with your wedding needs.

We will have a variety of experts on-hand to answer all your wedding questions and provide you with the information you need to plan your perfect day!

Admission is free and you can register at the event or online at DouglasvilleBehindtheVeilBridalShowcase.weebly.com. Online registration closes on Monday, February 13th. Day of Event registration, will be available at the door, however only brides that are pre-registered are guaranteed one of this year’s awesome swag bags!

For additional information and a sneak peek at the vendors & sponsors visit our Facebook Event page at www.facebook.com/behindtheveilbridalshowcase.

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New Year, New Look for Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau

As 2017 kicks into full gear, the Douglasville CVB is excited to announce its brand new look! First up was our new logo, seen below!

6Douglasville CVB Quarterly newsletter subscribers, got a sneak peek at the logo, before the official launch to the public, on January 27th.

“The goal with the new logo was to create a fun, inviting and vibrant image that made you want to learn more about our community & to create an atmosphere, ‘Where You’re Always Welcome,'” said Samantha Rosado, Tourism Program Manager, for the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“In addition to the new logo, brand new marketing materials and a fresh look to the Douglasville Welcome Center are also expected later on this year. Also, be on the lookout for new retail items that will be available for purchase in the Douglasville Welcome Center, later on this summer,” said Rosado.

Keeping will all things ‘new,’ the 2017 Official Georgia Travel Guides hit shelves recently at the Douglasville Welcome Center, as well as the brand new Douglas County Community Guide published by the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce.

Each year, the Official Georgia Travel Guide has different themes, and due to the great popularity of filming in the state of Georgia over the past few years, the theme for 2017 is “The Year of Film.” Pick up a copy the next time you’re in downtown Douglasville, to learn about all the filming that has taken place throughout the state of Georgia, as well as right here in Douglasville/Douglas County!

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2017 Official Georgia Travel Guide (photo credit: GDEcD)

For more information on the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau or Douglasville Welcome Center, stop by and say “Hi!” We are located at 6694 E. Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 or you can visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visitdouglasville or call 770-947-5920.

Douglasville CVB Advisory Board Members attend 2016 AMTA Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Douglasville Convention & Vistors Bureau Advisory Board attended the 2016 Atlanta Metro Travel Association Luncheon, at Primrose Cottage, Wednesday, December 7th.

Each year communities take turns hosting this event, and this year was not different. Visit Roswell, played host to dozens of travel and tourism professionals from across the metro area. Attendees also had the chance to have their pictures taken with several performers from the Nutcracker!

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Douglasville CVB Tourism Program Manager graduates Georgia Academy for Economic Development

Congratulations to Main Street Douglasville‘s manager, April McKown (L) & Visit Douglasville‘s manager Samantha Rosado (R) for their completion of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development! The Academy’s multi-day program, taught one day a month over a four-month period, includes training in the basics of economic and community development, plus specialized segments on business recruitment and retention, tourism product development, downtown development, planning, and other essentials for community success. In addition, the curriculum features specific leadership skills such as consensus building, ethics in public service, collaborative leadership and other segments needed for effective community leadership in economic development.

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