Another Record Year for TN Tourism

Another record year for tourism in Tennessee. The state averaged $60 million a day from tourists last year.

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announced that 119 million visitors swung by the Volunteer State in 2018, up 6 million from the year before.

Gov. Bill Lee and Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell unveiled the numbers at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday.

Travel generated about 189,700 jobs and $1.81 billion in state and local tax revenue. All 95 counties in Tennessee saw an increase in domestic travel spending.

Officials say Tennessee is outpacing the nation in all areas of travel, including tax revenue and expenditures.

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