Tennessee Tourism Releases 2012 Vacation Guide

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 | 7:01am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has released the 2012 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide. The glossy magazine-style guide is free to Tennessee residents and visitors and is Tennessee’s most complete and accessible printed resource. The guide contains more than 3,000 listings of attractions located throughout the state as well as a fold-out state map.
 
This year, the 200-plus page Vacation Guide takes a fresh, innovative approach, featuring captivating photo spreads, personal feature stories and descriptions of the state’s attractions, events, lodging, historic sites, entertainment venues, national and state parks, outdoor adventures and more.
 
The Vacation Guide features a beautiful 18-page photo essay design followed by an eight-page story section of travel vignettes written by Tennessee travel writers sharing their personal experiences – a relaxing day fishing on the river, a solemn tour of the battlefield at Shiloh, a lively night on Nashville’s Lower Broadway and a scenic drive through the countryside.
 
“This year’s Official Tennessee Vacation Guide offers readers an emotional connection to our state with wonderful photos depicting some of Tennessee’s most picturesque beauty and popular tourism attractions,” said Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker. “The guide continues to provide the most useful, comprehensive travel information to our visitors.”
 
Coverage of the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program continues in the guide, located in the regional sections that showcase East, Middle and West Tennessee with overviews, spotlights and regional maps. For the events listing, this year’s guide offers an expanded seven-page section highlighting special events, fairs and festivals taking place in major cities, small towns and rural communities throughout the state.
 
More than 500,000 guides are available free at the state’s 14 Welcome Centers and to tourists requesting the publication via tnvacation.com and 1.800.GO2.TENN. It is also available as an e-guide at tnvacation.com. The guide is Tennessee’s primary vacation planning and marketing publication for domestic and international tradeshows.   
 
For the latest tourism happenings in Tennessee, visit us at tnvacation.com, facebook.com/tnvacation, mytnstory.com or twitter.com/tnvacation/.
 
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