May 1-7, 2016
Travel Rally Day: Tuesday, May 3
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Message from President Obama
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National Travel and Tourism Week
May 1 - May 7, 2016
Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America
Thank you for a successful 2015 event! The next National Travel and Tourism Week is May 1-7, 2016. It’s an annual tradition that was established by a congressional resolution in 1983 and first celebrated the following year.
This nationwide week of events serves to champion the power of our industry. A wide cross section of travel and tourism professionals work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy.
The travel community typically 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.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2015
This year's theme was chosen to reflect the wide-ranging and robust ways that the U.S. travel industry contributes to the fabric of America.
It is designed for destinations and organizations to customize the message to best fit their individual markets.
2015’s theme: Travel is __________.
We encourage the travel community to be creative and have fun with this year’s theme as you tailor it to reflect the unique value and impact of our industry. For example:
Travel is adventure.
Travel is family bonding.
Travel is serious business.
Travel is more than just fun.
Travel is creating American jobs.
Travel is essential to our economy and our lives.
How do you define travel? What impact does it have in your community?