Last year, 450 organizations across the U.S. participated in National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW)—America's annual salute to travel and tourism. 


Established by a congressional resolution in 1983, this week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy.

The travel community 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.


In 2016, our goal was to ensure that travel—and its positive impact—were part of the discussion amidst the election season. After all, travel is a primary industry in America. That’s why travel "hit the campaign trail" for NTTW. Our theme? “Travel ‘16.” There’s no debate about it—travel is a bipartisan industry that works for America.