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Gatliburg Services Directory

AIRPORT GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE AIRPORT 134 Air Museum Way (865) 453-8393 www.gktairport.com A county owned public use airport in Sevier County, Tennessee. Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport has a brand new facility with car rental service, Internet access, large meeting rooms and private pilot quarters.  AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION AFFAIRS OF STYLE 945 Glades Road (865) 454-4059 www.gatlinburglimousine.com Area’s only […]

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Gatlinburg Accommodation Directory Part II

HOTELS & MOTELS BASKINS CREEK NESTLE  INN 215 Circle Drive (865) 436-7878, (877) 436-7878 www.nestleinn.net Luxurious downtown honeymoon suites,  motel rooms and cabins. Jacuzzis, hot tubs, fireplaces, kitchens and kitchenettes. All located  2 ½ blocks to center of Gatlinburg. Outdoor pool. 1-3 bedroom condos and townhouses. Trolley route. BAYMONT INN  & SUITES 293 Parkway (865) 436-5047, (866) 885-5047 www.comfortinngatlinburg.com […]

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Gatlinburg Accommodation Directory

BED & BREAKFASTS, INNS, & LODGES EIGHT GABLES INN 219 North Mountain Trail (865) 430-3344, (800) 279-5716 www.eightgables.com Premier Smoky Mountain Country Inn. AAA 4 Diamond, Select Registry. Secluded, close to area TWIN  CREEK RV RESORT 1202 East Parkway (865) 436-7081, (800) 252-8077 www.twincreekrvresort.com Good Sam highest  rating (10, 10,*10).  Located in the City of Gatlinburg this RV […]

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Gatlinburg Wedding Guide and Directory

WEDDINGS CHAPELS ABIDING  GRACE CHAPEL 518 Ski Mountain Road (865) 277-7084, (877) 980-7676 www.abidinggracechapelgatlinburg.com Creekside wedding chapel  with gazebo  that borders the National Park. Weddings, renewals and honeymoon cabins. Downtown Gatlinburg. Professional photographer, church-ordained minister. We offer custom packages and receptions. Waterfall weddings. ABOVE THE MIST WEDDING  SERVICES 703 Glory Ridge Way (865) 436-1630, (866) 280-1933 […]

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Gatlinburg Shopping Guide and Directory

SPECIALTY FOODS AUNT MAHALIA’S CANDIES 611 Parkway Suite F13 (865) 436-7992 www.auntmahalias.com The “Original” Gatlinburg candy store. Started in 1939, we still make our candies the same old fashioned  way in our glass enclosed kitchens. Two locations on the Parkway. BEN  & JERRY’S 638 Parkway (865) 436-6272 www.benjerry.com/gatlinburg Enjoy all natural,  super-premium ice cream in a fresh […]

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Art and Craft Directory in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

ARTS AND CRAFTS ALEWINE POTTERY 623 Glades Road (865) 430-7828 www.alewinepottery.net Since 1983. Handmade, functional pottery with strong emphasis on color and leaf impressions from the Gatlinburg area. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Open daily 9-6. AMERICAN SIDESHOW 373 Parkway (423) 432-9476 www.americansideshowantiques.com Gatlinburg’s largest,  wildest, most eclectic antique store […]

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Restaurants and Dining Directory in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

ALAMO STEAKHOUSE  & SALOON 705 East Parkway (865) 436-9998, (866) 299-9295 www.alamosteakhouse.com Voted best steaks for nine years! Serving Angus steaks, prime rib, seafood, chicken. Specialty lunch sandwiches. Kids menu.  Full bar. Receptions in private  room. Acre of free parking. Locally owned and operated 14 years! ATRIUM PANCAKES 432 Parkway (865) 430-3684 www.atriumreceptions.com Featured in “Taste of […]

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Distilleries and Wineries in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

BOOTLEGGERS HOMEMADE WINE 903 Parkway Suite 108 (865) 221-1589 www.bootleggerswine.com Owned by two country winemaking sisters who create  the finest Appalachian wines. We start from scratch using local fruit and the same small-batch recipes folks in these parts perfected long ago. DAVY  CROCKETTS DISTILLERY 650 Parkway (865) 325-1111 www.gatlinburgbarrelhouse.com A lot of great things have been […]

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Things to Do and See in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

GOLF COURSES BENT CREEK GOLF COURSE 3919 East Parkway (865) 436-3947, (800) 251-9336 www.bentcreekgolfcourse.com Gary Player design.  The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course. A beautiful sparkling mountain stream meanders throughout the entire course. GATLINBURG  GOLF COURSE 520 Dollywood Lane (865) 453-3912 www.golfgatlinburg.com Acclaimed to be one […]

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10 Reasons why Gatlinburg is Perfect for Families.

10. Five mini golf and two full size golf courses so everyone can play. 9. The underwater tunnel at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies makes you feel a part of the 8. View wildlife from your car, on a scenic bike ride in Cades Cove or the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Tr 7. Our Skylift, […]

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Gatlinburg’s Historic Sites

OGLE STORE 611 Parkway Noah Ogle was Gatlinburg’s first merchant and the Ogle Store established in 1850 was run by generations of Ogles. In 1910, the store was moved to the intersection of River Road and Elkmont Highway where it remained until it was torn down in the mid-1970s to make room for the Mountain […]

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Some 100 species of native trees live in the Smokies, more than any other North American national park. There are also over 1,600 flowering plant species and at least 4,000 species of non-flowering plants. And you won’t be enjoying all this beautiful nature alone. There are hundreds of species of animals living in the park, […]

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Skyscanner acquires Twizoo to boost user content on hotels

The Ctrip-owned metasearch player says it will use Twizoo’s user content from social media alongside existing hotel reviews to help consumers make a more informed decision. In a statement CTO Bryan Dove says: “Skyscanner aims to serve all traveller needs, from inspiration through to planning and booking. Twizoo’s technology surfaces customer opinions from social media, […]

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ITB China strengthens partnership with China Tourism Association

ITB China, taking place May 16 – 18 in Shanghai, provides exhibitors and trade visitors with an important platform that focuses on the Chinese market. The China Tourism Association (CTA), founded in 1986, is the largest industry association for China’s travel and tourism industry with its 4,000 members covering the major travel verticals including hotels, […]

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Harare airport renamed: Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport

Harare International Airport is set to be renamed Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport at a colorful event to be held on site starting this morning. Zimbabwe Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Dr. Joram Gumbo confirmed that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) had recently approved the renaming process since it is a requirement, as all […]

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Chundu Island Opens Under Seolo Africa Banner

The much anticipated opening of one of Zimbabwe’s premier private island lodges, Chundu Island, has arrived. Proud owners, Seolo Africa, who you may know from their already well-respected lodges, Rhino Walking Safaris and Rhino Post Safari Lodge, welcomed their first guests this past week; with both staff, wildlife and the intrepid explorers themselves rising to […]

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Mana Pools Camps Closed 1 December to 1 April

African Bush Camps properties in Mana Pools, Kanga Camp and Zambezi Expeditions, will close for the rainy season on 1st December. The camps will re-open on 1 April 2018, ready to welcome our first guests on the Super Sensory Safari- a pioneering, first of its kind 6-night experience gives safari goers the opportunity to explore the […]

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Top 10 Tips to Run Your Travel Agency Business

Even if you are the best of planners, the next few weeks are going to carry you along like a rogue wave and spit you out on the shores of 2018 before you know it. Keep ahead of the game with these tips to enhance your travel agency business. Hone your closing skills: You work too […]

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V&A Waterfront to host Ocean Life Festival

The V&A Waterfront recently announced the launch of its annual Ocean Life Festival – a new endeavour focused on fostering an appreciation and understanding of South Africa’s ocean assets. The festival will see a curated programme of events and activations spread across the property between Monday, 27 November and Friday, 8 December. “The V&A Waterfront’s […]

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More growth expected in tourism sector

THE tourism industry is expected to experience growth in the years to come as opposed to other industries which have been adversely affected by the global economic crisis. Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) chairperson Shepherd Chinhoi said tourism has seen enormous growth, despite other industries experiencing a downward trajectory. Speaking at yesterday’s launch of HAN’s […]

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