Dr. Tim Self of Austin Peay announced that the school’s business department will be offering a hospitality management program.

Next time you’re passing through Clarksville or Nashville, look at all the hotels, restaurants and event spaces popping up, and you’ll see why tourism is now the No. 2 industry in Tennessee.

According to the state’s Department of Tourism Development, “Tennessee Tourism generated $16.8 billion in domestic and international travel spending” in 2020.

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