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Community Invited to Opt-In for Tourism Text Notifications

Posted March 20, 2015 by Georgia's Rome in Uncategorized

March 20, 2015

GRCVB Contact:
Kristi Kent, Communications Director


Rome, Ga. — The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a text alert notification system called, “Knock, Knock” to notify businesses and citizens of who’s coming into Rome for the next big event, tournament or conference.

Alerts will go out several days in advance of big events to give businesses time to prepare.  “It’s a great tool to help local establishments plan the additional resources needed to provide the highest level of service and hospitality to those visiting Rome,” says Ann Hortman, Director of Rome Sports Commission.

The new alert system is rolling-out in time for the busy spring season with the first alert scheduled to go out next week.

To opt-in for the alerts, simply text “KnockKnock” to 84483. After opting-in, users will receive a text message to confirm subscription to the text alert. For those who prefer to receive notifications via email may opt-in online at

The text service is powered by RainedOut mobile text alerts. Message and data rates may apply. Text “Stop” to cancel alerts at any time. For more text alert details, visit or call 706.295.5576.


The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. The GRCVB’s mission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.

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About the Author

Kristi Kent is the Director of Communications for the Georgia's Rome Office of Tourism. She loves Rome because it is a small town that has it all - culture, heritage, beauty and Southern Hospitality! Kristi enjoys spending her free time in Rome's outdoors and she also loves to paint! Her dog Annie, is the unofficial "Paws Permitted" mascot because Rome welcomes all visitors - including the furry ones! Stop by the office and say "Hi" to both Kristi and Annie!

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