Todd DeFeo

Nashville seeing long-term tourism growth

Nashville's Studio B (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

People are visiting Music City in droves.

For 60 consecutive months, Nashville, Tenn., has enjoyed year-over-year growth in tax revenue and in the number of hotel rooms sold, according to the Nashville Business Journal. That is longer than any of the 50 largest hotel markets nationwide, at least according to data culled over the past 28 years, the newspaper reported.

“We’ve done it without the typical assets of most competitive cities: beaches, theme parks, gaming and the like,” the Nashville Business Journal quoted Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., as saying.

Added Spyridon: “We do know the streak will end eventually. But we’re already at a new plateau that we’ve established during that time … so that’s not a bad thing.”

 

About Todd DeFeo
Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.