Research & Hospitality Stats

See research and statistics for the Nashville tourism & hospitality industry.

Nashville Davidson County
Annual Visitors

“The Nashville tourism recovery continues to gather force,” said Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics. “Based on current trends, we are forecasting visits to Nashville to modestly exceed 2019 levels this year with 14.4 million visitors. This is a remarkable rebound and reflects the strong appeal of Nashville across leisure, convention, and other markets.”  

Source: Tourism Economics

Annual Visitors to Nashville
 

*The NCVC now uses a model developed by Tourism Economics to estimate visitation numbers; therefore, comparing current visitation numbers to NCVC visitation figures from past years under the old model would not be an accurate comparison.

Nashville Davidson County
Annual Visitor Spending
  • Visitor spending is estimated at $616 per visitor at $286 per day.

Source: Tourism Economics

Visitor Spending
Nashville Davidson County
Top Feeder Cities as of June 2022

Source: Near

  1. Atlanta
  2. Chicago
  3. Memphis
  4. Knoxville
  5. Dallas
  6. New York City
  7. Louisville
  8. St Louis
  9. Indianapolis
  10. Chattanooga
Nashville Davidson County
Top International Markets 2022

Source: Tourism Economics

  1. Canada
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Mexico
  4. Germany
  5. Japan
  6. Australia
  7. France
  8. Italy
  9. South Korea
  10. India
Nashville Davidson County
Hotel Rooms Sold
  • Record monthly hotel room demand in June 2022 of 875K yielded a monthly revenue record as well with over $184 million earned by county-wide hotels in a single month.
  • June 2022 demand is up 20% compared to last year and 11% compared to 2019. First six months of 2022 is up 45.6% compared to 2021 and 5% over 2019.

Source: STR

Monthly Hotel Rooms Sold

 

Current Hotel Supply
  • Nashville Downtown Central Business District (CBD) 107 hotels with 19,692 rooms
  • Nashville Davidson County 261 hotels with 38,120 rooms
  • Great Market/ Nashville MSA 476 hotels with 56,173 rooms

Source: STR

Hotel Development Pipeline

Currently, 50 new hotel properties are in various stages of development within Davidson County. In the next two years, Nashville is preparing to open 2,645 rooms currently in various phases of construction. More rooms are in the planning phases including 1,620 rooms in Final Planning not yet under construction.

Sources: STR & NCVC

  Rooms in Pipeline
In Construction 2,645
Final Planning 1,620
Planning 2,396
TOTAL 6,661
Annual Additions of New Hotel Rooms

Sources: STR & NCVC

Annual Additions of New Hotel Rooms
Access
  • Nashville Int’l Airport (BNA) nonstop service includes 276 average daily departures to 97 destinations.
  • One of only six cities where 3 interstates connect; over 40% of the US population lives within 600 miles of Nashville.
Nashville Airport BNA Total Monthly Passengers

June 2022 was record-breaking with 1.83 million total passengers – 9.3% higher than June 2019.

BNA Passenger Volume
Member Access

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Methodology

The NCVC now uses a model developed by Tourism Economics to estimate visitation numbers; therefore, comparing current visitation numbers to NCVC visitation figures from past years under the old model would not be an accurate comparison. Tourism Economics is an Oxford Economics company, which provides market and impact analysis to more than 300 destinations around the world. The analysis incorporates data from STR hotel room nights sold; AirDNA data about short-term rentals; U.S. Census data on second homes for recreational use; air passenger visitors to Nashville International Airport; mobile device geolocation data; and National Travel & Tourism Office statistics on international visitors.

Accolades

Nashville has topped the charts as one of the best places to visit by the likes of Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The Telegraph, and so many others. A few of our recent favorites:

Information updated August 2022.