Nashville's tourism sector strives to salvage what it can

05/6/2010 | USA Today

The closure of the Gaylord Opryland Resort for several months because of flooding in Nashville, Tenn., is expected to take a heavy toll on the city's tourism business. The resort does as much as a quarter of the city's convention business, and with its 2,900 rooms and 600,000 square feet of meeting space vacant, the city will lose about 20% of its hotel-tax revenue. Some convention planners are working to stay in Nashville, but others are being forced elsewhere, and the Convention Bureau is launching a marketing campaign to get the message out that most of Nashville's other hotels are open.

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