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Middle Tennessee sees surge in hotel construction
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Travelers soon will get more choices for a good night's sleep in middle Tennessee. The Nashville region is experiencing a surge in hotel construction, with nearly 1,400 rooms already being built and an additional 2,100 in the planning stages. Combined, they could increase the region's supply by 10 percent at a time when the U.S. hotel development pipeline has slowed significantly. More

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Nashville on track with pre-booking rooms at Music City Center
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As construction continues at the new Music City Center downtown, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau has an ambitious goal of booking rooms before it even opens. More

Kiplinger names Nashville No. 3 value city
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Nashville is the third-best value city in America, according to Kiplinger. In a comparison of the 10 cities with the lowest costs of living in the nation, Kiplinger placed Nashville two spots ahead of Knoxville, the only other Tennessee city in the top 10. Nashville's low cost of living (nearly 10 percent below the national average), the 151,000 new jobs expected to come to the city between now and 2019 and the absence of a Tennessee income tax earned Nashville its place high in the rankings. More

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Nordstrom reveals Chanel, Gucci as first major brands for Nashville store
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For a while, the buzz on soon-to-open Nordstrom has been whether the Nashville location would rate top-tier lines or prove to be a "Nordies lite" with fewer upscale brands in the retail mix. The first official insight on this reveals two names that support the first line of thought: Gucci and Chanel. Nordstrom publicity representative John Bailey has confirmed that the store, slated to open Sept. 16, will offer separate boutiques for accessories and apparel collections for both Gucci and Chanel. Four couture boutiques, Bailey says, is only the tip of the iceberg. More

Business travel on rise as economy rebounds
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Business travel, once a perk or headache of many an executive, slowed in recent years by a flattened economy and better teleconferencing equipment. But times are changing and the business community is again packing overnight bags and booking flights and hotels. With economic winds gathering speed, business travel has increased 6.3 percent this year. More

Tennessee Titans return from NFL lockout
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The NFL lockout is finally over. Now the craziness — and football — can begin for the Tennessee Titans and every other team. Brace yourself for a flurry of activity on and off the field. "It is going to be pretty hectic," Titans guard Jake Scott said. "But the Titans aren't going to be only ones in that boat. All 32 teams are going to have a pretty wild ride here for a while. The most important thing is we have football back, and I think everyone is excited about that." More



Vince Gill to celebrate 20 years as Opry member
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Vince Gill will be celebrating 20 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry Aug. 13. Gill's wife, Amy Grant, and daughter, Jenny Gill, will be present for the celebration, along with country music stars Martina McBride, John Anderson, Emmylou Harris and The Time Jumpers. "Over the past 20 years, Vince Gill has helped create dozens and dozens of incredible nights of music here at the Opry, welcoming some of his best friends and musical collaborators to the stage, debuting new material and performing his hits that have since become country classics. More

Summer travel spending to hit $86 billion
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The poor U.S. economy will not keep vacationers away from their favorite destinations as Americans are expected to spend $86 billion this summer, an increase of 9 percent from 2010, according to a recent survey by Mondial Assistance USA and Access America. More

Complimentary offerings such as breakfast and in-room coffee are more important to consumers than other amenities
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When choosing a hotel, it's not just the amenities they pay for, but the freebies they don't, that influence consumers' selection of one hotel over another. A new study from Technomic finds that when choosing a hotel, consumers say complimentary offerings such as breakfast and in-room coffee are more important to them than other amenities. More

More than a third of hotel guests don't interact with staff after check-in
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Do you ever talk to hotel staffers after you check in with a front desk clerk? Research firm J.D. Power and Associates posed that question to 61,300 travelers for its just-released, 15th annual study of hotel guest satisfaction. A whopping 38 percent said they, in fact, do stop interacting with hotel staff after they leave the check-in desk. This is a stat worth watching — and you can bet hotel owners will place a high priority in tracking it, too. It will be particularly important to watch as hotels roll out more technology — such as hotel check-in kiosks — that have the potential to reduce human interaction, and also as travel rebounds, typically a time when hotels expand their payroll. More
   
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