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Anakeesta named 2018 Attraction of the Year

Left to right, Dakota Hicks, Manager; Bob Bentz, Managing Partner; Karen Bentz, Partner; Michele Canney, Partner; Kevin Canney, Partner.

GATLINBURG, TennesseeMembers and business leaders from the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association (TnHTA) have chosen Anakeesta as the Attraction of the Year for 2018.  The association also awarded Anakeesta zip line manager, Dakota Hicks with the Tourism Employee of the Year Award for a small organization.

The “Stars of the Industry Awards” are presented to individuals, companies and industry partners whose commitment to hospitality and tourism has improved the overall industry statewide.

“We are honored to be recognized by our peers in the tourism and hospitality industry,” said Bob Bentz, Managing Partner of Anakeesta.  “Our team has worked hard to create a quality attraction where families enjoy discovering the great outdoors together.   Anakeesta offers our guests an opportunity to immerse themselves in nature, enjoy incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park all right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg.”

The Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association is the voice of the lodging, dining and tourism industry in the state of Tennessee.

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