Tennessee sets record for tourism spending
Tennessee reached a tourism milestone in 2017.
For the first time ever, visitors to Tennessee spent over $20 billion.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced the record numbers on Tuesday at the Musicians’ Hall of Fame downtown.
He said as part of the record-breaking year nearly $2 billion in local and state sales tax was collected, something Tennessee relies heavily on since there’s no state income tax.
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