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a message from Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker

Welcome to the launch of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s new industry newsletter, Backstage Pass. I hope you like the fresh look and redesigned Tourism Industry section of, all of which complements our new branding campaign - Made in Tennessee. 

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Seminars, Record-breaking Industry Numbers, and The Apache Relay Highlighted 2014 Governor's Conference on Hospitality & Tourism

The 2014 Governor’s Conference on Hospitality & Tourism Oct. 8-10 at the Knoxville Convention Center lived up to its theme, “Many Partners – One Voice” as this year, for the first time in Tennessee’s history, the event combined the former Tennessee Hospitality Association’s annual conference with the former Tennessee Tourism...

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Official Grand Opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Aug. 2 in Bristol. Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey and Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker joined other officials from Tennessee and Virginia for the event.


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Nashville Zoo expanding

Nashville Zoo announced plans to begin a major new development that will add more state-of-the-art animal exhibits and allow better access for visitors. The announcement comes on the heels of the city’s approval of capital funding to help support the zoo’s growth.


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