Visitor's Kiosk Unveiled
Gainesville Tourism and Trade unveiled their new visitor’s kiosk today
during the Blue Sky Concert Series on the Square. Tourism and Trade
Manager, Deb Gregson, said the kiosk is designed to bring information
to the visitor. “I’m sure we’ve all been in a situation when we visited
another community and wished we had quick access to a Visitor’s
Guide or a map. This mobile kiosk was designed to bring the
information to someone who is already visiting our downtown. It keeps
them from having to leave and find our office,” Gregson said.
The kiosk will be housed inside Frames You Nique and rolled outside
the store during events and on weekends to assist visitors.
Tourism generates more than $45 billion annually in total economic
impact for the State of Georgia. And, it is a multi-million dollar business
in North Georgia. “We are three months into the Fiscal Year and
Gainesville’s Hotel/ Motel Tax is trending higher than the previous 5
years,” Gregson said. “Based on planned events in 2013 and 2014 we
expect these numbers will remain steady,” Gregson added.