TACVB Blizzard VIII Brings Tennessee Tourism Professionals Together In Chattanooga

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Tennessee tourism professionals from across the state will come together for the TACVB Blizzard VIII Thursday and Friday at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Chattanooga. The Blizzard focuses on the significance of Tennessee tourism to local and state economic development. Tourism provides $16.16 billion in direct economic impact to Tennessee.

The event begins at 11 a.m. Thursday, with a welcome and sessions throughout the day with topics including: The Road Ahead: Making Your Destination Decisions Based on Industry Trends; Cross-Promoting: Partnerships that Work; and The Importance of CVBs both large and small, Engaging in Advocacy.

Friday sessions will be held for attendees including Tourism’s New Role in Your Local Economic Development; Using Local Architecture to Draw Visitors.

The conference will conclude with an address to the industry at 11a.m. by Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. 

For additional information, please contact Sheila Leggett at Sheila@associationpartners.com.


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