• It's National Travel and Tourism Week!

    POSTED May 5, 2014

The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, meaning May 3 - May 11 is the time to celebrate our industry! Since it was first established in 1984, the U.S. travel community has marked the event in a number of ways including staging local rallies and conducting media outreach, and hosting localized events in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to promote the power of travel.

This year’s theme, Travel Effect, hopes to change the view of travel in our lives and show that the travel experience and the travel industry have a measurable and purposeful impact in our lives, businesses and economy. To honor this theme, National Travel & Tourism Week launched the "What’s Your Travel Effect?" video contest where individuals can upload a one-minute video that shows how travel benefits their lives. See some of the featured videos below!

If you want to participate in National Travel and Tourism Week, check out this toolkit to help you get started! Additionally, you can join the conversation on social media by following @USTravel on Twitter and using the hashtags #NTTW and #Travel Effect.

Here at Meetings + Events, we would love to see how you’re celebrating! Tag us on social media or comment below with your ideas and festivities! 


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