Governor Lee Invites Travelers to See “Tennessee on Me” in Surprise Announcement with Country Superstar Brad Paisley
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 4, 2021) –Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and country superstar Brad Paisley are teaming up to launch “Tennessee on Me” a nationwide campaign to promote Tennessee tourism. “On me” offers 10,000 free airline vouchers to four key Tennessee airports – Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville – with the purchase of a 2-night stay at participating hotels.
The new tourism campaign launched on social media, following banter about Paisley’s new single “City of Music” which inspired the campaign. Paisley is set to perform tonight at “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4” in Nashville.
“Tennessee is known around the world for its music, scenic beauty and iconic attractions,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. “We’re ready for people to come back to Tennessee ‘on me,’ to enjoy live music all over the state created by our talented musicians and songwriters like Brad Paisley.”
“‘City of Music’ is a love letter to Nashville and a tribute to all the pilgrims that come to this great city,” said superstar Brad Paisley. “I’m more excited than ever that live music is back in Tennessee– and bigger than ever.”
Governor Lee’s budget designated $2.5 million to promote tourism through $250 digital gift cards from Delta Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines for travel to Tennessee. The promotion aims to give away 10,000 digital gift cards to visitors who book a 2-night hotel stay to Tennessee cities Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga.
While participants will fly into four major airports, tourism across the state is encouraged. Find travel inspiration and trip ideas at tnvacation.com. More than 60 hotels are participating in the campaign.
Plan a trip, Book a Stay, Claim a Voucher
· Visitors must book a 2-night minimum stay at participating hotels, including at least one night of the stay between Sunday-Wednesday.
· The visitor will choose their destination city (Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga or Knoxville), their hotel of choice in the city and which airline voucher they prefer (Delta, American or Southwest Airlines).
· Visitors can book from July 5 – September 15, 2021, and must travel between July 11 – December 30, 2021.
· All promotion reservations can be booked through https://www.visitmusiccity.com/tennesseeonme, which details FAQs, restrictions and additional information.
· All hotel package reservations are pre-paid at time of booking and are non-refundable.
· One airline voucher is available per hotel package (not per person). Other terms and conditions apply.
Tourism is the state’s second largest industry and is experiencing a resurgence as hotels, restaurants and attractions are seeing their highest growth since the pandemic. Tourism generated $23 billion in domestic and international travel spending, resulting in $1.92 billion in state and local tax revenue in 2019. Tourism is vital to restoring the state’s economic healthy and recovery and this campaign will help fuel travel and visitor spending to the state.
Sample tweet: Your music-filled vacation is now playing! Tennessee has 10,000 airline vouchers up for grabs at TennesseeOnMe.com #TNonMe #NowPlayingTN
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About the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Tennessee is the home of the blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll-delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history and family adventure, infused with music that creates a vacation that is “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Explore more at tnvacation.com and join other Tennessee travelers by following “tnvacation” on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube or “Tennessee” on Snapchat.
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