Tennessee Tourism Generated $24.2 Billion In Domestic And International Travel Spending Last Year, Outperforming Other States
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Tennessee Tourism Generated $24.2 Billion In Domestic And International Travel Spending Last Year, Outperforming Other States

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Sep 9, 2022

According to recently released data from U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics, Tennessee tourism generated $24.2 billion last year in domestic and international travel spending. This is the largest visitor spending in the state’s history. 

Travelers visiting Tennessee spend about $66 million per day, with $1.9 billion being generated in state and local tax revenue. 

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Tourism in Tennessee

The tourism industry is the third largest employer of Tennessee residents. 

“Tourism drives economic development and job creation so that every Tennessean can thrive,” says Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. 

Gov. Lee goes on to say, “Our decision to prioritize strong recovery has yielded record levels of tourism growth, and we continue to welcome visitors to see all Tennessee has to offer, from the Mississippi River to the Great Smoky Mountains.”

Commissioner Mark Ezell of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development says, “Tennessee is one of the top travel destinations in the world because of our tremendous assets including our unmatched scenic beauty, diverse cities, and small towns, as well as our world-class attractions, music, cultural and historical sites. We’re so grateful to this industry and our partners and blessed visitors come experience these destinations and support local businesses, local restaurants and local lodging and support communities.”

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