With a central location at the crossroads of two interstate highways, just an hour and a half from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and just two and a half hours from Savannah, Macon commands interest from anyone planning a meeting in Georgia. Macon offers meeting space that can accommodate intimate meetings to conventions in a professional conference center, 100,000-sq. ft. convention center, or a 9,000-seat arena. Add to that the unique culture and history found only in Macon, with attractions such as the Tubman Museum, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Ocmulgee National Monument, the Hay House and quite a few more.

We promote and encourage groups of all types to visit Macon rather than focusing on any one particular segment. We have found that groups and leisure visitors from all backgrounds enjoy the Tubman Museum, Macon's music history, and the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds as well as our parks, historic theatres, and art galleries. Everyone likes to eat, and Macon offers remarkable options of cuisine to tempt any palate. What we have found is that our visitors are diverse because Macon offers such a diverse array of attractions, cuisine, history and culture.

I don't think we have seen significant local impact from the terrorist attacks, but I think everyone is now more cautious and aware in their travel planning and when traveling.