state tourism office http://wmot.org en Tennessee a Popular Destination for International Tourists http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-popular-destination-international-tourists <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Commerce Department released an upbeat Spring 2012 Travel and Tourism Forecast Tuesday morning. The report is good news for Tennessee&rsquo;s economy.</p><p>The federal study predicts a four to five percent increase in the number of foreign travelers visiting the U.S. over the next five years. &nbsp;State Tourism says international travelers are already contributing about $14 billion to Tennessee&#39;s economy each year.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:21:56 +0000 Mike Osborne 10147 at http://wmot.org