National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. Please support our local attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
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.
The U.S. travel and tourism industry has been disproportionately affected by the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with small businesses that rely on new and returning staff to keep the various tourism and hospitality programs open.
National Travel and Tourism Week is celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 38th annual NTTW (May 2-8) arrives at an opportune moment to recognize the importance to the U.S. economy of initiating a post-pandemic travel recovery.
The travel industry employed one in 11 people in the world’s working population in 2018, supporting more than 290 million jobs that contributed more than $7.2 trillion to global GDP.