As Tennessee’s No. 2 industry, tourism generated a record $28.9 billion in domestic travel spending in 2022, marking the largest visitor spending nationally in Tennessee’s history. Tourism helps drive economic development and job growth, which helped restore and grow livelihoods for Tennesseans. 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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2022 Economic Impact

Annual report analyzing the direct travel spending from domestic and international visitors at the state and county level. Includes information about spending by category, visitor volume, job creation and tax benefits to Tennessee communities. 

2023 in Review

2023 was a banner year for Tennessee Tourism. Our industry now ranks 11th nationwide in travel spending, marking our highest ranking ever and solidifying Tennessee’s status as the fastest-growing state among the top 40 since 2018.