When it comes to the number of hotel rooms sold, Sevier County is blasting Myrtle Beach and Branson away in 2012.
University of Tennessee professor Dr. Steve Morse teaches tourism management. He sifted through statistics provided by Smith Travel Research.
Morse counted the number of hotel rooms sold from January to July 2012 and compared the totals with the same time period in 2011.
Sevier County has noticed a 10.5% increase.
Myrtle Beach, SC witnessed a 4.5% increase.
Branson, MO saw a 1.1% decrease in hotel rooms sold.