Win prizes, eat treats at the Columbus Convention Visitors Bureau

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is inviting locals to pay them a visit this week.   The center is hosting daily events and giving away prizes in conjunction with National Tourism Week May 8-16, 2010.

The office, located at 900 Front Avenue is your one stop shop for information on hotels, restaurants, directions and cities in the State of Georgia and much more. A wealth of information is at your fingertips with Columbus' rich history in full display throughout the center.  Columbus has become a Cultural Heritage Destination.

You can also sample some goodies such as cookies, sweet tea, popcorn and other treats from Country's Barbecue, Vintage 222, Subway, Chester's Barbecue, the Columbus Trade Center and Carmike Cinemas.

President and CEO, CVB, says National Tourism Week is a collective effort to promote the power of travel through customized events in communities nationwide.  "Last year, tourism generated $359 million dollars in Columbus with 1.5 million visitors."

Organizations also joining in the special week are the Georgia Visitors Center, National Civil Water Naval Museum at Port Columbus, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Ride on Bikes, Uptown Car Wash, the Springer Opera House and Callaway Gardens.

The CVB is open from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

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