Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

posted on May 6, 2018 by Paislee

Happy Travel and Tourism Week

It’s National Travel and Tourism Week from May 6-12, 2018. 

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.

This year’s celebration marks the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established NTTW—and it’s all about celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades. 

Even if we weren’t there at the time, many are likely familiar with  Visit Greensboro, Downtown Greensboro, Yum Yum Hot Dogs, and Greensboro Science Center. It’s amazing how much has changed over the years in Greensboro, NC 

Nationwide, the travel industry is a top-10 employer in 49 states and the District of Columbia. International travel is our country’s No. 2 export. One in nine Americans depend on travel to and within the U.S. for their employment—and it’s not just those directly working in the travel industry, either: overall, travel supports 15.6 million jobs and is a $2.4 trillion U.S. industry.

In 2017, travel generated $75.6 billion in state and local tax revenue, more than enough to pay all state and local police and fire fighters, or 1.25 million public school teachers (preschool and k—12) across the U.S.

Travel is powerful for cities and states, and Greensboro, NC is no exception. Employing over 13,000 people in Guilford County and a total payroll of $344 Million in 2016. 

That’s why it’s so important to keep welcoming visitors to Greensboro, NC and why our industry is highlighting “Travel Then and Now.” Scroll through pictures of Greensboro Then and Now.