commerce department http://wmot.org en Another Record Year for Tennessee Tourism? http://wmot.org/post/another-record-year-tennessee-tourism <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A new report from the U.S. Department&nbsp; of Commerce is likely good news for the Tennessee economy. Spending by international travelers visiting the U.S. jumped by 11 percent in the first half of the year.</p><p>The federal report says international visitors poured more than $82 billion into the U.S. economy through the end of June, putting the tourism industry on track for another record year. Commerce says international visitors could spend nearly $170 billion in the U.S. by year’s end.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:54:02 +0000 Mike Osborne 14817 at http://wmot.org