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Chattanooga Tourism Co. Is Hiring! 
We want to invite you to join our team! We are hiring for a Digital Marketing Manager that will work to optimize all owned media channels (website, email, social) for positioning Chattanooga as a top destination. Apply online and find additional travel & tourism job openings at 

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Deadline for Cultural Tourism Advancement Grant 
The deadline to apply for the Cultural Tourism Advancement Grant is TODAY, July 9. Potential grants can be cultural, informational, recreational, or artistic. Applicants may request up to $50,000. Watch the June 15 information session & submit an application at 

Latest Travel Research 
The number of visitors to Chattanooga in 2021 is up 70% over 2020 and 18% over 2019 through May. Top 10 origin markets for visitors in 2021: Atlanta (15%), Nashville (12%), Knoxville (6%), Birmingham (5%), Huntsville (4%), Chicago (3%), Memphis (2%), Tri-Cities (2%), Tampa (2%), & Orlando (2%). The strongest growth in travel is from visitors originating from markets 250+ miles from Chattanooga. Source: Arrivalist 

Destination Chattanooga
We hosted a downtown walking tour with Maury Nicely in May and an MLK food tour with Chatt Taste in June for Destination Chattanooga participants. Sign up for our next Intro to Chattanooga session on July 16 (virtual) and join us on fun adventures! Sign up for sessions online here.

10,000 Airline Vouchers for Travelers to Tennessee 
Gov. Lee invites travelers to see “Tennessee on Me” through a new nationwide campaign to promote Tennessee tourism. “On me” offers 10,000 free airline vouchers to 4 key TN airports – Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville – with the purchase of a 2-night stay. Get the details at

July CHA Spotlight: Hunter Museum of American Art 
This month’s CHA Spotlight features the Hunter Museum of American Art. The CHA Spotlights provide more information on Chattanooga’s Culture Heritage and Arts experiences. To be featured in a CHA spotlight please click here to submit. 

Top Performing Social Media Posts
Read the topJune + July articles featuring Chattanooga that were written as a result of our public relations efforts; which @VisitChatt posts got the most likes June on FacebookInstagram & Twitter and the most-viewed June blog.

Featured Store item: Chattanooga Youth Shirt 
These youth shirts are the same super comfy 50/50 blend as the adult T-Shirts... just a bit smaller. The heather denim color is also the same, so the whole family can wear a matching outfit. Get yours now at

New Chattanooga Tourism Co. Partners 
Arts & Culture: Art 120, The Artist SEVEN, Barking Legs, Chattanooga Ballet, Ginger Soul Productions, Hip Hop for Humanity CHA, The Pop-Up Project, Red Path Indigenous Project 
Attractions: Chattanooga Helicopter Tours, The Glen at Chickamauga/Mimi’s Fairy Tale Farm 
Marketing: Cresco Group, Forrestall Consulting 
Economic Development: The BLVD Project 
Environmental: Green Steps, Lookout Mountain Conservancy 
Events: Ladybug Events LLC 
Food & Beverage: Dipped Fresh/Davis Wayne’s, Stone Cup Café, Wanderlinger Brewing Company 
Media: ATL Life Magazine 
Retail: Chattanooga Jewelry Company 
Transportation: Nomad Be Happy 

Key Takeaways from July 8 Tourism Discussion

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

Live Music is Back! Summer Series 

  • TN Department of Tourist Development approached Chattanooga Tourism Co. with funding and allowed us to develop a package with our partners and we collaboratively created the Live Music is Back Summer Series. 
  • Events scheduled now-September (list of events available online) 
  • Partners: RISE, River City Co., ArtsBuild, SoundCorps, Caravan, Friends of the Festival, Chattanooga Business Elite, Chattanooga Presents, and the PopUp Project. 
  • For more information or to get involved, contact Donna Elle Harrison or Stephanie Hays. 

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development 

  • Recently held a Familiarization Tour for 14 Welcome Center staff from across the state; visited attractions in Chattanooga to get familiar with the destination. 
  • Come Work, Come Play Tennessee addresses the need to get hospitality workers back to work; travel & tourism jobs give you the flexibility to enjoy all the goodness that TN has to offer; check out this video!; Post your jobs at (You can also submit locally at 
  • Tennessee on Me campaign came out of Gov. Lee’s office budget with help & input from the TN Dept. of Tourist Development; travelers to TN will receive an airline voucher by booking a 2-night stay in one of 4 major cities. 

Watch the July 9 Tourism Discussion at 


July 9, 5 pm  Cultural Tourism Advancement Grant Application Deadline 
July 16, 9 am  Destination Chattanooga: Intro to Chattanooga Training 
Aug. 2, 12 pm  Destination Chattanooga: Intro to Chattanooga Training 
Aug. 12, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion 
Aug. 19, 6 pm  Destination Chattanooga: Downtown Walking Tour 
Sept. 9, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion 
Sept. 16, 7 pm  MLK Food Tour with Chatt Taste 
Oct. 14, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion 
Oct. 16, 10 am  Destination Chattanooga: Downtown Walking Tour 

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