This year’s National Travel & Tourism Week is May 1-7. Each year, North Carolina’s nine Welcome Centers celebrate the occasion by inviting travel partners to help thank visitors for traveling here. Tourism Week provides an excellent opportunity to bring your message directly to visitors in the state seeking travel information. Attractions, accommodations and other tourism-related businesses are invited to contact the individual Welcome Center managers to coordinate participation in Tourism Week; there is no charge to participate, but space is limited and reservations are required. National Travel & Tourism Week activities at the N.C. Welcome Centers will be on May 4 at I-40 West and I-77 North; on May 5 at I-26 East and I-95 North; and May 6 at I-26 West, I-85 North, I-85 South and I-95 South. The I-77 South Welcome Center will observe Tourism Week with a Pit Stop during the race weekend events at the end of May. Each Center’s observance will take place 10 am – 2 pm.
U.S. Travel Association offers a took kit, with resources such as ways to salute travel, talking points, suggestions for a successful Travel Rally Day, and samples for a proclamation, blog post, press release, op-ed, and media advisory.
Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout National Travel & Tourism 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. This year, the goal is to ensure that travel – and its positive impact – is part of the discussion amidst the 2016 election season. After all, travel is a primary industry in America. That’s why travel is “hitting the campaign trail” for National Travel & Tourism Week 2016.
Join the celebration on Twitter (@USTravel), using the hashtag #NTTW16.