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      Hospitality committee prepares for national travel and tourism week

      Albany Convention and Visitor's Bureau Manager Rashelle Beasley says Albany brings in $1.9 million worth of tourism expenditures, which is huge for our area.
      / Colby Gallagher


      The Albany Hospitality Committee met on Thursday to update each other on any changes and also prepare for the upcoming National and Travel Tourism Week.

      The week will recognize all towns who have a big tourism sector from May 5th through the 11th and Albany will host a few events as a way to let the town see how much traveling means to the area.

      Albany Convention and Visitor's Bureau Manager Rashelle Beasley says Albany brings in $1.9 million worth of tourism expenditures, which is huge for our area.

      Beasley says all of the money brought in from tourism dollars and sales tax takes a bit of the burden off of property owners and also lets others know what the town has to offer.

      On May 5th, City of Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard will sign a National Travel and Tourism proclamation in honor of Albany and the next day, business owners are invited to an appreciation luncheon.

      The week will end with tours offered throughout the city such as the historic downtown tour, and Beasley says these are now open to everyone interested, not just certain eligible groups.

      In order to reserve a spot for one of the tours, Beasley says you must call the CVB office and RSVP by May 8th.

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