Cherry Blossoms

Macon's International Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate With Us | March 22-31
View More 

Visit Macon by the Numbers


FY19 VM BY Numbers from 2017 reporting

*Results provided by U.S. Travel Association Economic Impact Report

Tourism is a great investment for Macon, generating $381 million per year for the local economy and supporting 3,700 jobs. That means for every $1 invested in tourism marketing and promotion, it brings $54 back to the local economy.

At Visit Macon, we want to be sure that our partners can count on the funding they need from year to year , so they can continue to deliver an excellent return on investment for our community, both in terms of economic impact and making Macon a fun, culturally rich place to visit.

Many people do not know that each night, an average of 10,000 visitors stay in Macon-Bibb hotels and motels, and the taxes these tourists and visitors pay stay right here in Macon, saving every local family nearly $500 per year. Each Macon-Bibb County household would need to be taxed an additional $477 per year to replace taxes generated by tourism economic activity.

Read the FY18 Annual Report