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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Thursday, June 04, 2020

  • Catons Grove shooting
  • Cades Cove Loop is restricted
  • Jobless claims
  • Vote by mail
  • Black Tennessee lawmakers call for addresing racial issues
  • Medic needs blood
  • Black lawmakers call for respect for everyone
  • Planning Commission to hold public hearing
  • Cades Cove to be closed to vehicles on Wednesdays
  • State parks for community service hours
  • Majors dead at 85

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

  • Mantooth Butcher shop fire
  • Cocke County early voting moves
  • Financial Stimulus Accountability Group
  • RNC national convention may come to Tennessee
  • Beth Freeman has died
  • Livestock scam

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020

  • Evans is terminated
  • Cocke Countians rally for Floyd
  • Free fishing on Saturday
  • Gasoline prices move up
  • Stonefly is coming for Rhythm on the River

    Monday, June 01, 2020

  • Cocke County crash
  • Tennessee protests against racism
  • UT Athletics statement
  • Alexander on WHO
  • Teen cyclist dies in Smokies

    Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Cruise Against Cancer