The theme for this years tourism celebration is Discover Great American Traditions.
Hotels and meeting facilities, attractions, restaurants and transportation providers are among the local businesses greatly impacted by travel to Rome, said Lisa Smith of the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau. In 2007, the CVB worked with meeting planners, tournament directors, and motorcoach groups that generated over $7.1 million in revenue for Greater Rome and Floyd County. This week celebrates the people who visit here, the workforce that provides service for them and the development created as a result.
This Place Matters! is the theme of the month-long history celebration, which is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Activities will focus on heritage education, historic travel, historic home ownership and community revitalization.
Local events planned for the celebrations include: