Research

As Tennessee’s No. 2 industry, tourism has had another exceptional year, continuing to break visitation records and exceed economic impact numbers year over year. Tennessee’s skyrocketing growth is due in great part to key tourism partners throughout the state who invest in new attractions, groundbreaking expansions and important improvements. Those partnerships and efforts are reflected in our Annual Report and Economic Impact reports.

2019 Economic Impact

Tennessee saw record-breaking economic impact numbers, travel spending and domestic person stays; marking a decade of consecutive growth before the Coronavirus pandemic hit. As the state’s second largest industry, travel and tourism are vital to restoring economic health and recovery.

2019 Annual Report

Tennessee’s tourism industry is the second largest industry in the state. Learn about TDTD’s initiatives, partnership opportunities and resources for tourism industry professionals.

2019 County Snapshots

These snapshots provide facts about tourism as the state’s second-largest industry and a breakdown of tourism’s economic impact for each county. Highlights include how much each household in the county would have to pay if it were not for state and local taxes generated by tourism.