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National Travel and Tourism Week
May 4 - May 12, 2013
The Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America
The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. Localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel. It was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Ronald Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with “the appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Since its establishment, the U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2013:
Thanks to so many across our industry for being local organizers of another terrific National Travel and Tourism Week! For a second consecutive year, we saw record-breaking participation in this annual salute to travel, with more than 140 destinations and organizations nationwide hosting events that spotlighted the benefits of travel under this year's Travel Effect theme.
To showcase this year's success, will we produce a NTTW wrap-up video and would like to capture highlights from events and activities across the country.
Please share with us downloadable video footage or high-resolution images, and we'll do our best to include as many examples of your creativity as possible.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2012