Save the date now for The NATSO Show 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 25-29, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center and start planning for extensive learning opportunities along with the opportunity to spend time in the town Conde Nast Traveler listed as one of the top cities to visit in 2013.
Nashville is considered the country music capital of the world and top tourist sites play right into that. Country music fans will want to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, which is where country legends Hank Williams, Sr. and Loretta Lynn made their debut. CNN suggests tourists take in RCA Studio B, which is where Elvis Presley cut 150 tracks. Music legends including Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson also recorded there.
History buffs can take in a number of civil war battlefields and antebellum mansions. USA Today recommends tourists take in Fort Negley and its visitor center, which offer an overview to the major fortifications used during the Civil War’s Battle of Nashville.
Travelers can take in the sights of Nashville without breaking the bank. Budget Travel names Nashville as one of the top ten best budget destinations for 2013. Even better, Nashville ranked No. 3 in Travel + Leisure’s America’s Favorite Cities. Nashville’s official tourism website has information on dozens of tourist attractions and travel tips.
Operators taking to Nashville for The NATSO Show will also find themselves collaborating with and learn from top industry experts who will share insights on today’s ahead-of-the-curve trends and offer up cutting-edge solutions and bold strategies tailored to truckstop and travel plaza operators. Attendees can gather the latest from key leaders on trends facing the industry; learn what is coming next from the government; find the latest products; collect good ideas on how to better serve your customers; and obtain new business contacts that may lead to new business opportunities.
NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “It is especially fitting that we will be focusing on business and entrepreneurship in Nashville, which was just identified as one of the top five regions for job growth by a Gallup poll.”