National Travel and Tourism Week 2016, May 1-7

Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America


National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition that was established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first celebrated the following year. This nationwide week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. A wide cross section of travel and tourism professionals work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy.

The travel community typically marks the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local governments. This year, the goal is to ensure that travel—and its positive impact—is part of the discussion amidst the 2016 election season. After all, travel is a primary industry in America. That’s why we’re having a travel "hit the campaign trail" for National Travel and Tourism Week 2016. Our theme? “Travel ‘16.”

There’s no debate about it—travel is a bipartisan industry that works for America. A toolkit to help you take part in the “Travel ‘16” NTTW campaign is coming in March.

Thank you in advance for participating in this worthy effort. Each year it generates tremendous exposure for all the benefits that travel delivers to our economy, business, security, and Americans’ lives.

Source: U.S. Travel Association