The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau opened a temporary Chattanooga Visitors Center today at Shuttle Park South, located at 1398 Market St.
The center, next to the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will have full-time information specialists and brochures for attractions, restaurants, local services and more.
“After we closed the visitors center at Shuttle Park North on Broad Street, we knew it was important to continue providing visitors with a one-stop source for information about the city. We needed a space that would offer easy access to information while our new visitors center is being built,” Bob Doak, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau, said in a prepared statement. “We were excited that CARTA had this space available and that we could move into it quickly.”
According to the CVB, visitors spend nearly $1 billion a year in Hamilton County, which generates more than $19 million in local sales tax revenues and supports 8,500 full-time jobs in the industry.
“We are very happy to be partnering with the CVB to provide valuable information to everyone who visits Chattanooga," Lisa Maragnano, assistant executive director of CARTA, said in a prepared statement. "The temporary location of the visitors center at CARTA Shuttle Park South is ideal for guests to our beautiful city .... It is a great partnership, and we are looking forward to working with the CVB in the construction of its new facility."
The CVB will also be opening a new mobile visitors center near the Tennessee Aquarium starting this weekend.
For more information, visit www.chattanoogafun.com or call 800-322-3344.