2022 CHATTANOOGA TOURISM SUMMIT

SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

CHATTANOOGA CONVENTION CENTER

AWARD-WINNING TRAVEL HOST SAMANTHA BROWN TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 2022 TOURISM SUMMIT

The Chattanooga Tourism Co. is excited to announce that Samantha Brown, popular travel show host, will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Chattanooga Tourism Summit. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 11 am-2 pm at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

2022 Summit Invite

From Samantha Brown

Brown is an award-winning host and producer of Samantha Brown’s Places to Love on PBS. The show won an Emmy for Outstanding Travel/Adventure Program and Brown won an Emmy for Outstanding Host. The Tourism Co. recently hosted Brown to film a Chattanooga episode of the show that will air in 2023. Over the past 25 years, Brown hosted the popular Travel Channel shows including Great Vacation Homes, Girl Meets Hawaii, Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Great Weekends, Green Getaways, Passport to China, and Samantha Brown’s Asia. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Kevin, and their twin son and daughter.

Barry White, Chattanooga Tourism Co. CEOThis year’s program includes a State of the Industry by Chief Executive Officer Barry White; keynote by Samantha Brown; VIP Meet & Greet with Samantha Brown; exhibitor showcase; live local entertainment; and post-summit professional development sessions. Nearly 1,000 people attend the event each year, spanning industries including lodging, food and beverage, attractions, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and more.

According to the latest data, Hamilton County hosts more than 15 million visitors each year who spend $1.5 billion in our community. On an average day, that’s 43,000 visitors spending $4.1 million; 15,000 of those visitors stay the night in our hotels. Visitor spending is taxed, and those taxes result in each household saving $868 on their property tax bill each year. 

We look forward to connecting with you at the Chattanooga Tourism Summit!

CHATTANOOGA TOURISM SUMMIT OVERVIEW

11:00 AM – VIP Meet & Greet with Samantha Brown
11:00 AM – Exhibitor Showcase (Participating exhibitors coming soon)
11:30 AM – Lunch & Main Program
1:15 PM – Concurrent Post-Summit Professional Development Sessions (Session information will be announced soon)
2:00 PM – 2022 Chattanooga Tourism Summit concludes

Tickets are on sale now! Tourism Summit registration is required to attend event and professional development sessions, as well as purchase and the Tourism Summit VIP Meet & Greet add-on ticket.

Tickets and Partnership Opportunities

Tourism Summit Title Partner

Summit Scenic City Partner 2022 Revised

Summit Exhibitor - 2022

Tourism Champion Partner 2022 - Revised

Summit Tourism Partner - 2022 Revised

Summit VIP Meet and Greet - 2022

Individual Summit Ticket - 2022

A Warm Thank You to —

Our Summit Sponsors

Embassy Suites by Hilton/Hamilton Place | The Westin Chattanooga | Ruby Falls | See Rock City, Inc. | Synovus | The Read House Hotel | Tennessee Aquarium