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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.

TN Travel Impact Dashboard

Click the link to access the TN Travel Impact Dashboard for instant access to key metrics, statewide and by county, on the economic impact of travel on Tennessee

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2020 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. Newly expanded county snapshots with additional data include county rankings and tax savings by household.

2020 Economic Impact

Tourism generated $16.8 billion in domestic and international travel spending, created nearly 150,000 jobs, and $1.4 billion in state and local tax revenue. This PDF document was last updated on August 26 at 7 a.m. CT.

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.