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Chattanooga Tourism Co. - Career Opportunities

Hospitality is Hiring, 75+ Jobs Right Now

We kicked off the Hospitality is Hiring campaign to connect job seekers with available jobs in our community. The campaign also highlights the unique opportunities available in the industry. Get your job listed or find a job now!

CARTA Shuttle Changes

CARTA Expands Free Shuttle & Fixed Route Services

CARTA has expanded the free electric shuttle and fixed routes services effective May 9. Additional businesses and homes in North Chattanooga and St. Elmo (Incline Railway!) communities will now be accessible for free. 

Best CHA Articles + Social Media Posts

Read the top April + May articles featuring Chattanooga that were written as a result of our public relations efforts; the most-viewed April blog; and which @VisitChatt posts got the most likes in April on FacebookInstagram & Twitter.

Chattanooga Tourism Co. - Top Posts

Pop Up Visitors Center at IRONMAN 70.3

Come say hi at our Pop-Up Visitors Center May 21-22 at the Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Village (next to Tennessee Aquarium). We will be providing visitor information and selling Chattanooga-branded shirts and merchandise.

Pop up Visitors Center at Ironman Village
CHA Spotlight - Strung Like a Horse

May CHA Spotlight Features Strung Like a Horse

Watch the latest Culture, Heritage & Arts Spotlight featuring the local band Strung Like a Horse.

Submit Your Events to our Online Calendar

Build Event Attendance by Submitting to Online Calendar

We are excited events are coming back to Chattanooga and want to help you build attendance! Listed events are viewed a combined 700,000+ times per year so it is a great free way to market your event. Submit events now.

Featured Chattanooga Store item: Stay Dry Branded Shirt

Nobody ever wants to hear the phrase "Ewww, sweaty!” coming at you. That’s why we’re offering these roomy, breathable and lightweight shirts just in time for summer. Buy your branded shirt now!

Chattanooga Tourism Co. Store


The Chattanooga Tourism Discussions are held the 2nd Thursday of each month. Register Now.


Travel Research Update 

  • Some expected and unexpected findings in the research this month. Expected: Travel hesitancy is declining to new lows during the pandemic and travel excitement is at a new high since the start of the pandemic. Travelers have 1.9 trips planned for the next three months, also a new high, with Summer being the top travel months. Outdoor rec, byways, road trips top the changes to travel experiences versus pre-pandemic times. Potential travelers in the South (76%) are the most open to travel inspiration messaging in the nation.  
  • Unexpected and welcome news: 57% of US travelers report that they are fully vaccinated versus 34% of the general population. 


Sam Moulton, Outside Magazine 

  • National Travel Trends (Sourced from Outside Mag & VRBO): Uptick in travel to small + mid-size towns; family, work remote; great outdoors=more nature, fewer crowds; 65% plan on traveling more; 33% spending more; 54% going on bucket list trips; 44% vacation redo (missed trips); Top activities: Biking (up 20% across all categories, camping, hiking, fishing, RVs, glamping and cabins/chalets. 
  • Outside Editorial Plans & Outside Audience Data: Big theme: Breaking Down Barriers – new participants in the outdoors; helping people unplug; meet people where they are (any platform); plans to get more local (Outside is diversifying their travel coverage); accommodations change: Up 22% people planning to stay in hotel summer/fall; 19% planning to visit South Central U.S. this summer. 


Dennis Tumlin, TN Department of Tourist Development 

  • State just approved largest budget ever for tourism to help with recovery, including highlights such as: $2.5 million for general marketing and $2.2 million for office of rural tourism. 


Events listed below are provided complimentary to help engage our industry and build a stronger community. Sign up now to save your spot! 


May 15, 10 am  Destination Chattanooga: Downtown Walking Tour
June 3, 3:30 pm  Destination Chattanooga: Intro to Chattanooga Training (Zoom)
June 10, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion
June 23, 12 pm  Destination Chattanooga: Intro to Chattanooga Training (Zoom)
July 8, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion
July 16, 9 am  Destination Chattanooga: Intro to Chattanooga Training (Zoom)
Aug. 2, 12 pm  Destination Chattanooga: Intro to Chattanooga Training (Zoom)
Aug. 19, 6 pm  Destination Chattanooga: Downtown Walking Tour
Oct. 16, 10 am  Destination Chattanooga: Downtown Walking Tour


Events Where Our Team will be Out Representing Chattanooga: 

May 17-19 Exhibitor – Women in Leadership Meetings & Incentives 

May 21-22 Pop-Up Visitors Center at the Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Village 

June 2-4 Exhibitor – Georgia Society of Association Executives 

June 14-18 Exhibitor – Meetings Professionals International


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