Nashville tourism industry hits new high - WSMV Channel 4

Nashville tourism industry hits new high

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The tourism industry in Nashville has hit a record.

The Tennessean cited data from Hendersonville-based Smith Travel Research in reporting that March saw the highest number of hotel rooms sold in one month in the city.

The 640,000 rooms sold broke the previous record in October 2013 by almost 7 percent.

Compared to other Top 25 markets for March, Nashville reported the second largest increase in rooms sold and it was in the top five for occupancy growth.

The city's occupancy tax, which also indicates how the hospitality industry is faring, also experienced growth, up 34 percent compared to March 2013.

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