MACON, GA (January 12, 2023) — From the first Frommer’s “Best Places to Go in 2023” to the recent publication of Conde Nast’s “23 Best Places to Go in the US in 2023” which aired on CBS Mornings, and Bloomberg’s “Where to Go in 2023” – Macon now hits New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2023!”
You can read the entire New York Times feature, here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/travel/52-places-travel-2023.html
“All of these initial articles have helped Macon reach an audience of over 3 million potential visitors nationwide,” said Gary Wheat, President & CEO of Visit Macon. “We expect this latest inclusion with the New York Times to grow this number exponentially!”
New York boasts an audience of over 10 million paid subscriptions across digital and print products. (Source: https://advertising.nytimes.com/)
Macon was one of only twelve US destinations chosen for this massive recognition AND this is not the first time Macon has made it in the New York Times. A profile piece was published earlier this year on the iconic Zelma Redding and how the Otis Redding Foundation is keeping the legacy and generosity of Otis Redding alive while also bringing the arts to our local youth!
The marketing team at Visit Macon continues to promote and host travel writers, social media influencers and press relations which furthers our mission to showcase Macon as a premier leisure and meeting destination. All while working with Macon’s community partners and leaders to continue to grow visitor attractions, support local businesses and book more hotel rooms -- resulting in a substantial economic impact on our city.
“This city has so much story to tell… which you can quickly learn sitting at any local restaurant or venue,” says Visit Macon’s new Director of Marketing, Marisa Rodgers. “Which is why we are working so hard to put these stories into self-guided app tours. Beginning with a January release of the Macon Music Trail and a February release of Macon’s Black Heritage Trail, we want visitors to be able to discover all of these fascinating reasons that make Macon so special… easily and accessible!”
“Having national publications like The NYTimes feature Macon is an exciting way to see our reach expand to travelers globally!”
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://www.visitmacon.org.
About Visit Macon: The mission of Visit Macon is to unify and lead our community in marketing the Macon-Bibb County area as a superior visitor and meeting destination. Visit Macon promotes Macon, Georgia to travel writers, meeting planners, group tour operators and leisure travelers in an effort to bring people and revenues into the community and area businesses. http://www.visitmacon.org
About The New York Times Company: The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) is a trusted source of quality, independent journalism whose mission is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. With 10 million subscriptions across a diverse array of print and digital products — from news to cooking to games to sports — The Times has evolved from a local and regional news leader into a diversified media company with curious readers, listeners and viewers around the globe. Follow news about the company at NYTCo.com.