Bradley County tourism brings in $112 million

Bradley County tourism brings in $112 million

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Tourism revenues in Bradley County set a record, bringing in $112 million in 2011.

Bradley County's growth rate between 2010 and 2011 was the second highest in the state, with an increase of 13.1 percent.

According to the latest figures released by the Research Department of the U.S. Travel Association, tourism revenue for the entire state was up 8.7 percent, bringing tourism to a $15.4 billion industry in Tennessee. All 95 Tennessee counties experienced a positive growth in tourism.

Convention and Visitors Bureau Vice President Melissa Woody told The Cleveland Daily Banner that advertising and promotion, which is used to generate information requests from tourists, are at an all-time high.

Almost 60,000 people requested a visitor guide this year.

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