Tourism is big business for State and Bledsoe County

Tennessee saw a record $23 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2019 after 126 million domestic visitors visited the Volunteer State. Of the $23 billion, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development estimates Bledsoe benefited from $3.64 million in tourism expenditures.

“Tennessee is a world-renowned destination, and I look forward to the time when we can gather together again at our festivals, sporting events and more,” said Governor Bill Lee. “Tourism is our state’s second largest industry. Coming off another record year, this data underscores the tremendous positive tourism impact on our state’s revenue. As we’ve seen now more than ever, travel and tourism are vital to restoring economic health and recovery in Tennessee.”

For more see the September 3 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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