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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tennessee tourism continues to grow
Tennessee saw 119 million domestic visitors in 2018, up 5.1 percent from the previous year, and the state hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending. The Department of Tourist Development says travelers in Tennessee spend an estimated $60 million per day. The Volunteer state's growth is outpacing the nation in all areas of travel; including tax revenue, expenditures, payroll and employment. Tourism generated over $50 million in new state and local tax dollars last year, including $25 million which supports public education. Travel in Tennessee generated nearly 190,000 jobs and $1.8 billion in state and local tax revenue. Without tourism, each Tennessee household would have to pay an additional $712 in taxes each year. In 2018, Tennessee ranked number 3, after Pennsylvania and Colorado, for international spending growth over 2017, and spending growth in Tennessee is 7 times the national average.


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