Visit Knoxville releases 2013 visitor's guide

Visit Knoxville releases 2013 visitor's guide

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"We distribute about 175,000 hard copies a year in various locations," said Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas. "We distribute about 175,000 hard copies a year in various locations," said Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas.
The 2103 City Guide and Visitor's Handbook was released Friday. The 2103 City Guide and Visitor's Handbook was released Friday.
This year the focus is changing to get more people to choose Knoxville as a weekend destination or a full vacation. This year the focus is changing to get more people to choose Knoxville as a weekend destination or a full vacation.
Visit Knoxville is relying on Mayor Rogero and other notable Knoxville residents to share their favorite spots in and around the city. Visit Knoxville is relying on Mayor Rogero and other notable Knoxville residents to share their favorite spots in and around the city.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The new year may be less than a week old, but Visit Knoxville is already working to make sure it's a big year for tourism.

The 2103 City Guide and Visitor's Handbook was released Friday. It features some changes to entice more travelers to choose Knoxville as their vacation destination.

"We distribute about 175,000 hard copies a year in various locations," said Visit Knoxville President Kim Bumpas.

The guides are usually targeted to large groups already committed to coming to the area for an event, attraction or group trip.

This year the focus is changing to get more people to choose Knoxville as a weekend destination or a full vacation.

"I think what we're really hoping to push is more that leisure traveler with this year's guide and that's why you see more of the story telling," said Bumpas.
 
To tell those stories Visit Knoxville is relying on Mayor Rogero and other notable Knoxville residents to share their favorite spots in and around the city.

"We're featuring local writers and really giving a more insider's prospective of Knoxville for the visitor," said Bumpas, "like what are the cool things to do around Knoxville."
     
Each writer offers up a favorite dish, favorite view and favorite experience. The information can not only be good to new visitors, but for natives as well.

"It reminds me of things that even I take for granted in Knoxville," said Bumpas. "So I think that anyone that lives in Knoxville should really check the guide out because we should all be really proud of where we live."

If you haven't looked at Knoxville with a fresh set of eyes in a while or you're trying to lure a friend or relative to visit, you may want to pick up a copy.

The handbook is available at Visit Knoxville's downtown headquarters and at newsstands throughout the city.  

You can also check out the full guide online.

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