National Travel & Tourism Week
May 6-12, 2018 – Travel Then and Now
National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. This year’s celebration, which will take place May 6-12, 2018, marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established NTTW—and it’s all about celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades.
Here are a few tips for engaging the “Then and Now” theme.
Use photos to showcase how travel and tourism has changed in your community. Think of recognizable locations, historical landmarks and notable destinations. Share your photos on social media using the hashtags #nttw18 and #TravelNow and encourage your community to engage by sharing their stories of travel then and now. Has travel to your destination grown in the last 10 years? Or even this year alone? Share what that growth has meant for your local economy. Has this translated into job growth, for example? Use U.S. Travel’s interactive research tools, including the Economic Impact Map, Interactive Travel Analytics, and Travel Economic Impact Calculator, to create stronger messaging by exploring the economic impact of travel growth in your state or region.
More information and a NTTW toolkit at: https://www.ustravel.org/events/national-travel-and-tourism-week.