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May 3, 2018

Stars of the Greater Knoxville Hospitality & Tourism industry
PAULY Awards and Scholarship presentations

National Travel and Tourism week, May 6-12, will celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel community. 

Special Guest Speaker: Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

Kevin Triplett was appointed in April, 2015 to the cabinet of Governor Bill Haslam as commissioner of Tourist Development. Prior to joining Gov. Haslam’s team, Triplett served Bristol Motor Speedway as vice-president of public affairs, overseeing government and community relations, special initiatives such as tourism and community relationships, and development. The TN Department of Tourist Development has initiated several new marketing campaigns under Commissioner Triplett's guidance and the effectiveness is indicated in the 2017 Annual Report with tourist spending topping $1 million in all 95 counties, and 92 counties marking an increase.

Located at The Foundry on the Fair Site

Thursday, May 3 - 11:30am

Contact: or 865-342-9133