Visit Franklin, also known as the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, announced this week that a record 1.72 million people visited Williamson County in 2018, a 13.6% increase from 2017, according to a press release.
“The appeal of Franklin and all the communities of Williamson County continues to attract visitors from across the world because of the incredible people, places, and stories that call this community home,” Visit Franklin President and CEO Ellie Westman Chin said in a statement. “We work daily with our incredible hospitality partners and local leaders who together create an environment that is welcoming to travelers and showcases the charms we as residents love so much.”
Visit Franklin officials said the increase is partly due to the new hotels around the county, additional conventions and events being held in the area and national media attention as a tourism destination.
The county currently has 5,198 hotel rooms, according to the release, and other hotels currently under construction will add about 1,000 more rooms later this year.