October 21-23, 2024

Union City, TN

The 2024 Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference will be held in Obion County, Tennessee in the beautiful Reelfoot Lake Region in the northwest corner of the state. From eagles to white squirrels and sunken cypress trees to dinosaurs, attendees will find a destination filled with unique experiences and attractions just waiting to be discovered.

Because of Reelfoot Lake, a 15,000 biodiverse ecosystem created by a series of earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, the area has long been a mecca for hunters, birdwatchers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Recent developments have built upon decades of successful tourism and are creating a fascinating hospitality product in a rural region of the country. Our meeting venue, Discovery Park of America, is a 100,000-square-foot museum sitting on a beautifully landscaped 50-acre heritage park with a collection, exhibits and experiences designed to inspire children and adults to see beyond. Included in the conference will be opportunities to try to the restaurants and delicacies of the area, stay in one of the brand new hotels and discover ideas applicable to your own rural community that you can take home and apply.

Recognizing that tourism is a vital part of a community’s economic development, the Alabama-Mississippi-Tennessee Rural Tourism Conference is a collaborative effort focused on assisting smaller communities in bolstering tourism. Incredible networking opportunities and dynamic speakers are key components of the conference. The speakers present innovative ideas and relevant information that attendees always find useful in facing the unique challenges of promoting rural tourism with limited budgets. This annual conference is hosted alternately among Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, however, anyone associated with or interested in the rural tourism industry is invited to attend.

Helpful Links:

Discover Obion County, Tennessee

Union City Main Street

Reelfoot Lake State Park

Visit Reelfoot Lake – Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council

Discovery Park of America

Northwest Tennessee Tourism

TN Vacation

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