Tennessee Tourism Asks For $9M Budget Increase For Worldwide Marketing

Tennessee’s Department Of Tourist Development Wants $9 Million More To Market The State In 26 Areas Outside Of The State Along With Working On Pursuing Direct Flights To Canada, Germany And France.

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Tennessee Released Report On Claimed 2022 Tourism Numbers

The Tennessee Department Of Tourist Development Again Released Large Claims About Tourism In The State, This Time Saying The State Saw $28.9 Billion In Direct Visitor Spending In 2022 After Estimating That Number At $27.5 Billion In March. Those Claims, However, Are Called Into Question By Economists.

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Tennessee Tourism Report Produces Questionable Spending Claims Of $27B

Tennessee Once Again Claimed Victory When It Recently Touted That Visitors Had Spent $27.5 Billion On Tourism In The State In 2022. But Those Numbers, Presented By A Marketing Group Called Tourism Economics And Paid For By The United States Travel Association, Revealed Little About How The Numbers Were Computed.

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Sidewalk Vendors Ban In Downtown Nashville Has Devastating Effect On Small Businesses

Mayor John Cooper Previously Wrote A Letter To The Metro Traffic And Parking Commission In Which He Called Street Vendors A “Blight For Pedestrians.” He Also Addressed Commissioners At A Meeting Where He Asked For A Complete Prohibition On Vendors Between Union Street And Korean Veterans Boulevard, And The Area Spanning From The Cumberland River To 8th Avenue.

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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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ONE Riverfront Plan For Chattanooga Unveiled

Chattanooga’s River City Company Unveiled The New ONE Riverfront Plan On Tuesday, July 27. The New River City Master Plan Will Change What Chattanooga’s Riverfront District Looks Like.

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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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