Life has not returned to normal in time for the Labor Day weekend. But many local governments are lifting restrictions to resuscitate tourism activity and rescue small businesses.
In a photo posted to Twitter this weekend, a giant electronic sign on Lower Broadway urges passers-by: “Don’t share our air” in bright orange letters. Right beside it, a maskless group poses for selfies.
More than 350 layoffs at Nashville hotels have been announced so far this week, adding to a long list of cuts for the now-struggling tourism industry.
As businesses continue to reopen in Nashville, the city’s tourism industry is partnering with Vanderbilt Health to find ways to make both locals and visitors feel safe. Medical experts are offering free advice to any business that agrees to follow the Metro Public Health Department’s COVID-19 guidelines. In turn, they can post green music notes […]
Just one in five Nashville hotel rooms were occupied in the month of April, and visitors were paying half as much as they did in the heady months before the coronavirus — just $71.35 a night, on average.
Tighter rules could be coming to the party vehicles that slowly circulate through downtown Nashville.
One of the last-minute surprises that’s filling Metro’s budget gap this year is a payment of $3.6 million from the city’s tourism agency.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper enters office with a strong mandate from the city’s voters. Nearly 70% backed him and the ideas he championed, which were numerous and detailed: He proudly handed out 46-page policy platform booklets while campaigning.
When the NFL Draft descends upon downtown Nashville on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the result will be nothing short of organized mayhem. There are road closures, business closures and rerouted public transit.
Listen / With a steady supply of new “hotel rooms and barstools” coming in, Nashville’s tourism chief says the most promising way to fill them, long-term, could be by courting international visitors. “We’re not sure how much better we can do domestically,” says Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation. Already, Nashville […]