Answer varies by region
About 85 percent of hotel guests who will pay the new $5 hotel/motel fee will be from outside Georgia.
Hotels could absorb cost
Michael T. Owens
A $5-a-night hotel/motel tax that’s part of the transportation bill will hurt Georgia’s convention business by adding extra costs for large groups coming to the state.
ATL popular on the tourist circuit
Atlanta now has as many visitors as Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Orlando, Fla., and New York City still have more visitors.
"[T]he Georgia Dome has returned $10 billion in economic impact to the state of Georgia."
Show us the money
Georgia spends fewer tourism advertising dollars than any other state in the South.
More tourists have Georgia on their minds
Georgia is the second-fastest growing state for international tourists.
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