Journalists Visit Jackson and West Tennessee

April 16, 2018

The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau/Visit Jackson, TN welcomed journalists from across the nation as part of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Annual Familiarization Tour to Jackson and West Tennessee April 10 – April 15, 2018.  14 Writers from publications including the CBS News, AAA, Men’s Journal, Do South Magazine, Leisure Group Travel and Group Tour Magazine, Miami Herald, Parents Magazine, Canadian Traveler and more explored local attractions.
The tour kicked off in Memphis with a jam-packed itinerary featuring iconic locations including Graceland, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Beale Street.  Friday, April 13, highlights included travel to Brownsville to experience the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.  Additional excursions included Discovery Park of America, Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge and Shiloh National Military Park.  The evening ended with dinner at Rock N Dough and live music in Downtown Jackson!
Saturday, April 14, featured the West Tennessee Farmers Market, The Local and Rusty’s TV & Movie Car Museum. The Carnegie Museum is one of the stops focusing on music and how Jackson was home to the first Hard Rock Café in the United States. Lunch was at Chandelier and followed by Century Farm Winery and Samuel T. Bryant Distillery.  Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store and Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum throw out the red carpet for our guests with dinner and a tour of the village to conclude the day.
“We appreciate the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and their partner Geiger Associates for bringing the qualified writers to West Tennessee.,” said Lori Nunnery, Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our hotels, local partners and attractions do an incredible job in extending their gracious southern hospitality to our very special visitors.”

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