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Pigeon Forge Welcomes Group Travel to the Great Smoky Mountains

Representatives will be available to assist travel planners during the 2022 American Bus Association’s Marketplace.

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 6, 2021)—Motorcoach travel is essential to the Pigeon Forge hospitality industry, and the Smoky Mountains vacation destination confirms that the welcome mat is out for group travelers.

“Group travel—be it motorcoach groups, family reunions or students—contributes significantly to Pigeon Forge tourism, our city’s only industry,” said Mike Gwinn, the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism’s senior sales manager. “Our local businesses, including our many lodging properties, are actively working with group travel operators and planners to secure reservations at competitive rates.”

Pigeon Forge group travel representatives will attend the American Bus Association’s 2022 Marketplace in Grapevine, Texas, Jan. 8-11. The following Pigeon Forge lodging properties have confirmed their participation as well as an ongoing commitment to group travel assistance:

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa*

The Inn at Christmas Place*

The Inn on the River*

Courtyard by Marriott*

EconoLodge Riverside*

LaQuinta Inn & Suites*

Quality Inn*

Riverstone Resort & Spa*

Country Cascades*

Creekstone Inn*

The Ramsey Hotel & Convention Center*

Accommodations by WillowBrook Lodge

Best Western Plaza Inn

Comfort Inn & Suites Dollywood Lane

Country Inn & Suites

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham

Hampton Inn & Suites on the Parkway

Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge & Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Express Pigeon Forge

Home 2 Suites

Tru by Hilton

Margaritaville Island Hotel

Park Grove Inn

Quality Inn & Suites Dollywood Lane

Ramada Pigeon Forge North

*ABA members

Pigeon Forge offers more than 80 different attractions for travelers to enjoy. The destination is located just six miles from the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the U.S.  

For more information or assistance booking group travel, please contact Gwinn at 1-800-285-7557 or [email protected].


About Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge is in East Tennessee, approximately 35 miles from Knoxville and McGhee-Tyson Airport. Two-thirds of the nation’s population east of the Mississippi River lives within a day’s drive, making it an easily accessible family vacation destination. The city’s neighbor is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the U.S. It also is home to Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, Tennessee’s most-visited ticketed attraction. More information about all aspects of Pigeon Forge is available at or toll-free at 1-800-251-9100.