Close to seven million tourists visit Savannah every year. Easily identified by a camera and map in hand, they come to the city in swarms, filling up the restaurants and lining the tour buses. And while locals often chuckle at them as they navigate the squares and cobblestone, there’s no doubt tourists are a major fuel source for the local community, contributing about $2 billion a year.
And as an industry that rivals the U.S. military and the port in economic impact on the city, the tourism industry needs a strong backbone to help keep everything and everyone straight. There are over 20,000 locals employed in the industry, and here are just a few standouts.
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