CHATTANOOGA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit, Hamilton County-funded organization formed to strengthen the area economy through the marketing and promotion of the Chattanooga area as a year-round destination for meetings, conventions, sporting events, and leisure travel, and to provide information and services that enhance and reinforce that image for the area’s visitors. The Chattanooga CVB is partially funded by membership dues and is the designated recipient of proceeds from the Hamilton County Hotel-Motel Occupancy Privilege Tax, generally restricted for the purpose of promoting tourism by recruiting prospective clients, advertising, and other promotional activities.
$1.06 billion - The direct spending that visitors leave in Hamilton County annually.
3.5 million – That’s the number of visitors that come to Chattanooga annually.
$140 million - This is the amount of private dollars being invested into our community right now on hotels under construction or in the pipeline.
$92,000,000 - The 2017-18 economic impact for 140 supported events.
ABOUT THE CHATTANOOGA REGION Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, nestled along the banks of the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most exciting and livable cities offering an incredible combination of breathtaking scenic beauty, outdoor adventures on water and land, rich history, a vibrant arts and museum scene, a thriving music industry, amazing restaurants to please every palate, and popular live events and festivals to provide plenty of year-round fun. Accommodations ranging from historic hotels and renovated rail cars to artistic, urban oases that soothe the body and soul beckon weary adventurers to a welcome and revitalizing nightly respite. Because of the diversity and quality of Chattanooga activities, we’ve been added to the must-see destinations listed by the New York Times, Outside magazine, Industry Week, Travel+Leisure, Today Show, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, U.S. News & World Report and many others.
Our easy accessibility within a day’s drive of more than 1/3 of the U.S. population plus our mild four-season climate makes Chattanooga a popular destination for both business and leisure travel. With 100,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space, 21 meeting rooms and 10,000 square feet of divisible ballroom space, Chattanooga’s Convention Center is flexible enough to accommodate all but the largest events, and the metropolitan area’s more than 10,000 hotel rooms provide ample lodging for visitors and attendees. Chattanooga is a vibrant, walkable city with world-class broadband infrastructure that business travelers, convention planners, attendees and vacationers can agree is a great place to create a memorable occasion.