Ryman CEO: Tourists need to know Nashville is a safe place to visit again

May 13, 2020

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Ryman Hospitality CEO Colin Reed is predicting Music City’s vital tourism sector will be slow to recover from the pandemic.


In a conversation with the Nashville Business Journal this week, Reed said people have had, “the living daylights scared out of them” by the health crisis.


Ryman Hospitality CEO Colin Reed
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  He said tourism officials will have to convince visitors Nashville is once again a safe place to visit.


Reed said he won’t open Ole Red and Wildhorse Saloon for another ten days to two weeks. Opryland Resort and Convention Center will re-open mid-June. The Ryman and the Opry House likely won’t welcome in-person audiences back before late July.