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Sumner County saw an increase in visitor spending from $148.63 million in 2017 to $157.99 million in 2018, a 6.3% increase according to a report released by Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell on August 6.

“We love seeing that spending number go up each year,” said Sumner County Tourism’s Executive Director Barry Young. “Our mission at Sumner County Tourism to keep driving that number upward. In the past few years, investors have built several new hotels in the county and we love the challenge of keeping them filled. We’re blessed to have wonderful communities to market and incredible partners that continuously help make Sumner County a desirable tourist destination.”

Tennessee saw 119 million domestic visitors in 2018, up 5.1 percent from 113 million the previous year and hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending. Travelers in Tennessee spend an estimated $60 million per day.

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