• Tennessee Tourism Outperforms the Nation With Record $24 Billion in Domestic Travel Spending in 2021

    Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 12:53pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2022) – Tennessee tourism generated $24.2 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2021, according to recently released economic impact data from U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. It also marks the largest visitor spending nationally in Tennessee’s history. Travelers in Tennessee spend an estimated $66 million per day. Travel in Tennessee generated $1.9 billion in state and local tax revenue. Travel and tourism is also the third largest employer in the state.

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  • Tennessee Tourism Teams up with Armchair Productions

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 11:48am

    The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Armchair Productions teamed up to launch a six-episode podcast series titled “Tennessee Music Pathways.” Available to listeners starting today, presenter and award-winning journalist Aaron Millar traveled across the state to capture unique musical stories, performances and interviews with musicians, historians and fans, highlighting each distinct region’s musical heritage.

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  • Tennessee Tourism Presents Civil Rights Trail Podcast

    Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 01:12pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 13, 2022 – Today, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) and Travel South launched the trailer for the new Tennessee Civil Rights Trail Podcast, a three-episode series where historians and experts explore the most significant events of the Movement that happened in the state during the 1950s and 1960s. The series also features real stories from Civil Rights veterans who were there and who made a difference, and it explains why what took place then is still so relevant today. The first episode is slated to debut on all streaming platforms beginning Wednesday, June 20.

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  • BORN IN BRISTOL” CELEBRATES COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST HISTORIC EVENT

    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 03:49pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 13, 2022 – In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the “Big Bang” of country music, Tennessee Tourism is partnering with Tenn.-based networks Circle and DittyTV to tell the story of country music’s most historic event in a one-hour docudrama, “Born in Bristol.” The special is set to premiere Saturday, July 30 at 10/9c on Circle Network with repeats throughout August.*

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  • National Travel and Tourism Week 2022: Tennessee Celebrates the ‘Future of Travel’

    Monday, May 09, 2022 | 09:59am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2022) – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and industry partners across the state will join forces May 1-7 to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry. This week spotlights the critical role travel will play in driving economic growth and building the path forward through the theme #FutureofTravel. Tourism is the state’s #2 industry.

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  • May the 4th Be with You:

    Wednesday, May 04, 2022 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 4, 2022 – Tennessee is known for its music, scenic beauty, culinary scene and outdoor adventure. The state is also home to unique stories, fascinating creatures and discoveries. Use the force to explore these Tennessee science museums and attractions.

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  • Make Everyday Earth Day in Tennessee

    Friday, April 22, 2022 | 09:00am

    April 22, 2022 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Known for its natural beauty, unique culture and southern hospitality, Tennessee strives to be at the forefront of sustainability efforts to preserve its wonder and charm for future generations to come. In honor of Earth Day, Tennessee Tourism created a roundup of clean, green and sustainable ways to eat, explore, lodge and travel across the state.

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  • Your Next Vacation Is Now Playing in Tennessee

    Monday, January 10, 2022 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jan. 11, 2021 – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development unveiled its official 2022 Tennessee Vacation Guide today with three covers showcasing the sights, sounds and experiences that created the Soundtrack of America. Tennessee’s music scene, culinary experiences, unmatched scenic beauty, family fun and hidden gems make the state a world-class destination.

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  • From Reindeer to Millions of Lights, Tennessee Is Filled With Holiday Cheer

    Wednesday, December 01, 2021 | 10:21am

    NASHVILLE, TENN. (Dec. 1, 2021) – From reindeer to millions of lights and beautifully decorated small towns, Tennessee is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Dollywood transformed into a winter wonderland; Graceland is blasting some of Elvis’ greatest holiday hits and Gaylord Opryland has over 17 hours of holiday fun waiting to be had.

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  • Unwrap the Gift of Tennessee This Holiday Season

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 09:06am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2021) - From the crafters of East, famous businesses in Middle, and the musical roots that flow all the way West, Tennessee offers an abundance of glad tidings and merry gifts to exceed all your friends and loved ones’ gift expectations.

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  • Gather Around the Table this Thanksgiving in Tennessee

    Thursday, November 04, 2021 | 01:22pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 1 2021,): Gather around the table in Tennessee this Thanksgiving with these restaurants, themed menus, outdoor adventures, family-fun activities and so much more. The Volunteer State provides a place for family and friends to come together to eat, drink and be thankful.

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