Our Corporate Mission
Promote and develop visitor experiences for our community’s economic and social prosperity.
The Chattanooga Tourism Co. is a non-profit 501(c)4 responsible for promoting tourism in the Chattanooga area.
Our Organizational 2025 Vision
Be the most competitive and innovative destination organization in the nation.
Our Partner Promise
Champion tourism-related economic opportunities for our community
Visitors Economic Impact
Total Annual Visitors: 15.6 Million
Direct Visitor Spending: $1.1 Billion
Tourism Jobs in Hamilton County: 30,500
Tax Saved: Each household pays $660 less in local and state taxes
Taxes Created: $90 Million in state and local sales taxes
Portion for Our Schools: $12.5 Million
Made Possible By
Our business partners, especially the Hamilton County Commissioners and Mayor, ongoing investment in improving our community’s economic and social prosperity through tourism.
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Chattanooga Tourism Co. Board of Directors
Chairman - Keith Sanford
Vice Chairman - Mitch Patel
Secretary - Johnny O'Brien
Treasurer - Lisa Maragnano
At-Large - Allen Corey
At-Large - Ken DeFoor
At-Large - Sabrena Smedley
President & CEO - Barry White
Board of Directors
Hon. Jim Coppinger
Dr. Bernie Miller
Dr. Elaine Swafford