TDECD, tourist development events pegged for Gatlinburg


Boyd and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced Friday that the departments’ annual governor’s conferences will be held in Gatlinburg in October.

“Team Tennessee means nothing if we aren’t there to help one another in times of need. Because of the tremendous loss experienced by the Gatlinburg community late last year, we could think of no better way to offer our support than to host our largest event of the year in Gatlinburg,” Boyd said in a news release. “It means so much to be able to host these conferences in Gatlinburg to reiterate to Tennesseans across the state that Gatlinburg is still a thriving city.”

Both the TNECD and the TDTD conferences will bring attendees from across the state to Gatlinburg to learn more about economic development and tourist development. Each conference has a common cause: to remind Tennesseans that Gatlinburg is open for business. The TDTD conference is slated for Oct. 4-6 and the TNECD will be held Oct. 26-27.

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

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