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Bradley County tourism brings in $112 million

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - Tourism revenues in Bradley County set a record, bringing in $112 million in 2011.

Bradley County's growth rate between 2010 and 2011 was the second highest in the state, with an increase of 13.1%.

According to the latest figures released by the Research Department of the U.S. Travel Association, tourism revenue for the entire state was up 8.7%, bringing tourism to a $15.4 billion industry in Tennessee. All 95 Tennessee counties experienced a positive growth in tourism.

Convention and Visitors Bureau Vice President Melissa Woody told The Cleveland Daily Banner ( that advertising and promotion, which is used to generate information requests from tourists, are at an all-time high.

Almost 60,000 people requested a visitor guide this year.


Information from: Cleveland Daily Banner,

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