The 37th annual National Travel and Tourism Week kicked off on Sunday.
This year’s celebration is taking place amidst challenging times. But now more than ever, the travel and tourism community must come together, support each other and remind our country that the Spirit of Travel cannot be broken.
Here’s how travel industry organizations around the U.S. are celebrating the Spirit of Travel:
Saturday, May 9
Whoa – that's a lot of lobster rolls! 😉 We can't thank our visitors enough for the role you play in making our state a better place to eat, play and learn. #SpiritofTravel #nttw20 pic.twitter.com/LUv3fOhxd4
— Rhode Island (@RITourism) May 9, 2020
— Visit Pittsburgh (@vstpgh) May 9, 2020
Over 30 million people visit Indy every year. It's #nttw20, and we want to know the first place you're going when life returns to normal.
...we know where we're headed. ❤️#LoveIndy | #INThisTogether pic.twitter.com/zx0NFqVszy
— Indianapolis Indians (@indyindians) May 9, 2020
Friday, May 8
— VisitMesaPR (@VisitMesaPR) May 8, 2020
— Visit San Antonio (@VisitSanAntonio) May 8, 2020
Dir. @DebJohnsonAz - who became an #AZ resident like so many others - by starting out as a visitor, sums up the #NTTW20 #AZ #SpiritofTravel theme: "On behalf of the nearly 200,000 workers in Arizona's tourism industry, we can't wait to welcome you back to the Grand Canyon State!" pic.twitter.com/s2N8DTqKa8
— Arizona Office of Tourism (@AZTourismNews) May 8, 2020
Thursday, May 7
Jean and I live in Fort Pierre, and we love spending time with our kids and grandkids on the Mighty Mo! What’s your favorite place to visit in South Dakota? #NTTW20 #HiFromSD #SpiritofTravel pic.twitter.com/XvEMMYFsVq
— Senator Mike Rounds (@SenatorRounds) May 7, 2020
Do you love #GilbertAZ as much as we do?!❤️
Then you'll want to download one, or all of these, virtual backgrounds!💻
For @USTravel's #NTTW20, we've compiled a few of our favorite Gilbert spots & made them into backgrounds for you ➡️ https://t.co/WuQZwi2sgC#GilbertTogether pic.twitter.com/xZtfAhnW0m
— Discover Gilbert, AZ (@DiscoverGilbert) May 7, 2020
Indiana Trivia: How Well Do You Know the Hoosier State?
Can You Answer All 25 Correctly?
Test your knowledge: https://t.co/6H1Wl0EEVc#visitindiana #indiana #nttw20 #SpiritOfTravel #INThisTogether pic.twitter.com/2DJAQgBty6
— Visit Indiana (@VisitIndiana) May 7, 2020
Wednesday, May 6
Various Las Vegas resorts and attractions honored the #SpiritOfTravel last night with a red color takeover from Downtown to the Strip, showing solidarity to support hospitality workers. We are #VegasStronger.#NTTW20 #OnlyVegas #OnlyYou pic.twitter.com/uHnsBA2WjB
— LVCVA (@LVCVA) May 6, 2020
When times are uncertain, the only certainty is that the #SpiritOfTravel will not be broken. Join us in spotlighting the role of tourism in our #LANorthshore community and our country for #nttw20. #SpiritOfTravel #TogetherInTravel @LouisianaTravel @USTravel pic.twitter.com/RUhfLAGX2F
— Louisiana Northshore (@LANorthshore) May 6, 2020
— Nebraska Tourism (@NebraskaTourism) May 7, 2020
Tuesday, May 5
U.S. Travel’s first-ever #VirtualRoadTrip was a great success. Starting in Washington, DC, at 8:45 a.m. and concluding in California at 9 p.m., the road trip was the true embodiment of the enduring Spirit of Travel.
Destinations and attractions in every state, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, participated in the road trip, showing off the resilience and optimism of the U.S. travel industry.
Hey! Great to see you in the #603 on this #virtualroadtrip! There are so many places you must include on your visit list, including Mt Washington! Home of the world's worst weather. On clear days see all the way to the Atlantic Ocean & into Canada! #visitnh #livefreenh pic.twitter.com/ubPazKG1Qe
— Visit New Hampshire (@VisitNH) May 5, 2020
Welcome to #Miami! We’re excited you’re taking this #VirtualRoadTrip with us 🚗 💻 . Now, we could tell you all about what makes Miami and the Beaches great, but wouldn’t it be more fun to check it out for yourself on our #MiamiShines webcams?! #nttw20 https://t.co/6JpLcYoNf3 pic.twitter.com/I8tmBlDKBh
— Miami and Beaches (@MiamiandBeaches) May 5, 2020
— Santa Claus, Indiana (@SantaClausInd) May 5, 2020
— Chicago's First Lady (@CFLCruises) May 5, 2020
Welcome to Las Vegas! We are excited that @USTravel's #VirtualRoadTrip has brought you to #TravelNevada. You can explore more Vegas iconic locations like this one here: https://t.co/p6IQXkfWiG #NTTW20 #OnlyVegas #SpiritOfTravel pic.twitter.com/ZzPXhpaQsO
— LVCVA (@LVCVA) May 5, 2020
Welcome to Seattle! Excited that @USTravel's #VirtualRoadTrip has landed in Washington! To keep this virtual party going, we've curated all sorts of virtual experiences for you at https://t.co/EhnJkCnaau. Join us! Or rather, let US join YOU at home! #NTTW20 pic.twitter.com/ctTM1x4ZLx
— Seattle (@VisitSeattle) May 6, 2020
Monday, May 4
When #COVID19 is over, @southdakota’s Great Places will be waiting for our visitors.
Until then, you can help us celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week by virtually experiencing our beautiful state. Learn more at https://t.co/BAM6wZstGQ #HiFromSD #NTTW20 #SpiritOfTravel pic.twitter.com/OCN7Ip7lpi
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) May 4, 2020
Let your #imagination flow as free as #ElYunque’s waterfalls while you #TravelFromHome! Create your very own #PuertoRico experience at 🏠 to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. #NTTW #SpiritofTravel Don’t forget to tag us! #DiscoverPuertoRico #AllinGoodTime pic.twitter.com/VIsQUvcdIo
— Discover Puerto Rico (@discover_PR) May 4, 2020
While we stay safer at home, the #SpiritOfTravel remains in all of us as we celebrate a very different kind of National Travel and Tourism Week. Here’s to all of the travelers dreaming of their next adventure. @USTravel #nttw20 ✈️ pic.twitter.com/XU7Bs8dpEV
— LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) May 4, 2020
Sunday, May 3
We are celebrating 🎉 National Travel & Tourism Week on all our social channels! It's the #SpiritofTravel that moves America, and Kentucky, forward. While #HealthyAtHome, get inspired by #TravelKY views! 👀 #TogetherKy #nttw20 #KYVirtualRoadTrip
📽️: @USTravel pic.twitter.com/cp2s6rKwmg
— Kentucky Tourism (@KentuckyTourism) May 3, 2020
A spirited city and the spirit of travel. Today marked the start of @USTravel_Association's National Travel & Tourism Week — a week-long event dedicated to showing that even during challenging times, the spirit of travel cannot be broken. Tap the link in our bio for at-home Philadelphia activities and ways to support the local hospitality community, all in the #SpiritOfTravel. #NTTW20 #discoverPHL photo by @elevated.angles
In honor of @USTravel's #SpiritofTravel week, we're sharing you're most beloved #Savannah memories. We can't wait for y'all to make more memories in our favorite soon! 💖 #nttw20 pic.twitter.com/gDzQuGGqnP
— Visit Savannah (@VisitSavannah) May 3, 2020