You and your fiancée spend the weekend browsing property sales for deals and watching airlines like Lions lie in wait for the lowest possible rate. The shared thrill of hunting and the adrenaline rush you both get from bargains are part of your unique bond. Because of this, you’ll want to know that those in power in Tennessee – the fabled Volunteer State – have volunteered to pay your way if you decide to visit them this summer and beyond. That’s right – a few days in Music City (Nashville), in the midst of the low fertile valleys and their tree-studded ridges (called Folds), in historic Memphis or a hike in the hinterland of Great Smoky Mountain National Park are free of charge through the Tennessee On Me ”, which is supposed to bring visitors back to the gateway to the south. The program offers 10,000 free airline tickets to four major airports – Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville – with the purchase of a 2-day stay on tennesseeonme.com. The new tourism campaign was announced on Twitter by Brad Paisley last week, amid banter over his new single, City of Music, a love letter to Tennessee that inspired the promotion. “Tennessee is known worldwide for its music, scenic beauty and iconic attractions,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. “We are ready for people to come back to Tennessee ‘on me’ to enjoy live music across the state created by our talented musicians and songwriters like Brad Paisley.” Governor Lee’s budget was $ 2.5 million to promote tourism through $ 250 worth of digital gift cards from Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines for travel to Tennessee.
The details: pick your dates, choose your hotel, choose your airline, and start making plans. Visitors must book a minimum of 2 nights at participating hotels, including a minimum of one night’s stay between Sunday and Wednesday. The visitor chooses his destination city (Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga or Knoxville), the hotel of his choice in the city and the ticket he prefers (Delta, American or Southwest Airlines). Visitors can book between July 5 and September 15, 2021 and must travel between July 11 and December 30, 2021. Reservations can be made through tennesseeonme.com, which lists frequently asked questions, restrictions, and additional information.
A couple of suggestions:
Nashville: JW Marriott Nashville
Memphis: Memphis Central Station, Curio Collection by Hilton
Chattanooga: The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Knoxville: Knoxville Element West