NASHVILLE (press release)—The four statewide 2014 travel writer FAMS ended on a high note with the Nov. 4-9 Smoky Mountain trip. The Smoky Mountain red carpet was rolled out for 16travel writers representing publications including Better Homes & Gardens Country Gardens, NPR, Dallas Morning News, AAA Midwest, USA Today, and National Geographic Traveler. Special thanks to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend, as well as tourism partners in Cocke County, who helped showcase experiences that are exclusively Made in Tennessee. Dollywood hosted the finale event, which was timed perfectly to fall on the first day of the park’s enchanting Smoky Mountain Christmas.
The 2015 travel writer FAM dates have been set as follows: Nashville and Surrounding: April 17-23, 2015. Memphis and Surrounding: April 28-May 3, 2015.
Pre-planning meetings will be scheduled with local partners in early January.
The Tennessee travel writer FAMS are essential to TDTD’s national public relations efforts. In 2013-14, the FAMS generated more than 154 million impressions.