The total eclipse that's coming in August has tourism in Kentucky and middle Tennessee skyrocketing. The largest city that will be in the eclipse's path? Nashville!
While the eclipse will only last a little over two minutes, the attraction that it's bringing to Nashville is huge. Nashville already has on average 100 people moving to our beautiful city every day, but on August 21st, the tourism dollars are doubling!
Spokeswoman for Visit Music City, Bonna Johnson, said hotels is Nashville are starting to heavily pre-book.
"As of March 25, we’re at 54 percent occupancy for the night before the eclipse, which is pacing 31 percent ahead of last year," Johnson said. "The eclipse is clearly having an effect on the hotel market, but we still have plenty of rooms left."