TN To Spend $15M To Improve Newly-Designated Bill Dance Signature Lakes

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) And State Of Tennessee Announced A Plan Thursday To Spend $15 Million On Improvements At 18 Lakes With The Help Of Fisherman Bill Dance.

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Tennessee Officials Held Private Budget Meeting Over Federal Covid Funds

On Wednesday, September 1, Tennessee Officials Held A Private Budget Hearing Regarding New Federal Covid Aid. Different State Departments Pitched Ideas On How The $3.8 Billion In Funds Should Be Spent. A Second Private Meeting Was Held On Thursday But Neither Was Publicized.

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TN Tourism Spending Drops More Than 30% In 2020

Tourism Spending In Tennessee Dropped In 2020 For The First Time In 10 Years, According To Data From The U.S. Travel Association And Tourism Economics.

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RISE Chattanooga Hosting Free Opportunities For Local Artists

Local Artists In Chattanooga Have Struggled Since The Start Of The Pandemic When Live Music And Shows Were Stopped. RISE Chattanooga Has Partnered With A Few Businesses To Create The Free Music Series, Soul Sundays In The Park.

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Governor’s Tourism Campaign Pays Thousands To Social Media Influencers

Tennessee Invested Thousands Of Dollars For Social Media Influencers To Promote The State’s New “Tennessee On Me” Tourism Campaign. The New Program, Funded With $2.5 Million Dollars Of Taxpayer Money, Provides Flight Vouchers To Individuals Flying Into One Of Several Major Tennessee Cities.

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Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Apologizes After ‘Tennessee On Me’ Controversy

Tennessee’s Commissioner For The Department Of Tourist Development Apologized For How The ‘Tennessee On Me’ Initiative Was Rolled Out. The Program Was Met With Criticisms From Several State Representatives And Other Tennesseans.

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Criticism Continues For State’s $2.5M ‘Tennessee On Me’ Tourism Campaign

When The Promotions Featuring Gov. Bill Lee And Country Music Star Brad Paisley Began For The New “Tennessee On Me” Tourism Initiative, It Took Many Of Lee’s Republican Colleagues By Surprise.

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Research On Travel Plans And Safety Topped 2021 Chattanooga Tourism Summit

Around 175 People Tuned Into The 2021 Virtual Chattanooga Tourism Summit To Reflect On The Past Year And Look Ahead To The Future Of Hamilton County’s Hospitality And Tourism Industry.

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