ELIZABETHTON — As the governments of Carter County and Elizabethton continue to emphasize the importance of tourism to the future of the local economy, a new tourism coordinator is stepping into what is being seen as an important role.
For those living in Northeast Tennessee, it’s sometimes easy to take for granted the sheer abundance of natural outdoor assets available right outside our backdoor. But beginning this year, a whole festival spread across three communities will showcase and promote the region’s recreational amenities.
Johnson City and Washington County secured several spots among the thousands of statewide attractions, entertainment and events listed in the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development’s 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide.
The Lees-McRae College partnership with Beech Mountain will now allow students and members of the community a chance to obtain National Ski Patrol Certification and Snowboard Instructor Certification.
New numbers released Thursday by room sharing app Airbnb show just how hospitable people in the Tri-Cities are.
“Many times, we’ve found that people like to locate were they recreate,” Tennessee Commissioner of Tourism Kevin Triplett said earlier this month. Triplett is a former executive at the Bristol Motor Speedway. “That’s why we partner with the eight counties of the Northeast Tennessee region and the (state) Department of Economic Development.”
The Washington County Archives has received more than 800 inquiries from 38 states and three foreign countries since July 1, 2016.
One of the first things Jim Solomon did when he arrived in Johnson City in 2007 was look up the local hog chapter.
More than 6 million people call Tennessee home and 110 million more called the Volunteer State “vacation” last year, which set a record for growth for the state’s $18.4 billion tourism industry.
ELIZABETHTON — After gaining unanimous approval from the Carter County Commission last week, an application for a $20,000 grant for tourism enhancement has been completed and is on its way to the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
Two first-timers and one familiar incumbent will be sworn in as Johnson City commissioners Dec. 5, resetting the board’s five-member composition and completing yet another
Updated Nov 12, 2016 at 8:24 PM
Three Northeast Tennessee counties have been awarded state tourism grants.
Tennessee’s rural counties could get an economic boost from legislation that puts in place extended tax credits aimed at increasing business opportunities and lowering unemployment rates.
From trail tails to a possible hand-off of Hands On!, regional resident and touring Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett listened Monday as local leaders discussed their designs to draw in out-of-towners.
A new tourism initiative in Northeast Tennessee might not bring you face-to-face with revenuers and proto-stock car racers, but there’s a good chance you’ll meet some (legal) alcoholic beverage producers.