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.

FY 2017 Annual Report

Tourism reached $19.3 billion in economic impact this year, contributing more than $1.7 billion in state and local sales tax revenue to the state’s bottom line.

2016 Economic Impact

Published August 2017. The study provides preliminary 2016 and 2015 estimates of domestic and international traveler expenditures in Tennessee, as well as the employment; payroll income; and federal, state and local tax revenue directly generated by these expenditures.

FY 2016 Annual Report

Exceeding $18.4 billion in annual economic impact, collecting $1.6 billion in state and local sales tax revenue, and providing jobs for more than 157,400 Tennesseans solidifies tourism’s place as one of the most important industries in our state.

2015 Economic Impact
Published August 2016. The study provides preliminary 2015 and 2014 estimates of domestic and international traveler expenditures in Tennessee, as well as the employment; payroll income; and federal, state and local tax revenue directly generated by these expenditures.