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National Travel and Tourism Week 2020

National Travel & Tourism Week

The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. This National Travel and Tourism Week honors the spirit of travel in recognition of the industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency. Localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel. It was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Ronald Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with "the appropriate ceremonies and activities."

Since its establishment, the U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies.

We come together during #nttw20 to support each other and remind our country that even through the most difficult times, the #SpiritOfTravel cannot be broken. 


 

Why Tourism Matters 


Tourism in Fairfax County, Virginia

  • Tourism brings in more than $3.29 billion to Fairfax County and delivers over $223 million in state and local tax revenues.
  • Visitors to Fairfax County directly support over 31,000 local jobs.
  • The jobs supported by visitors produce earnings of $723 million.
  • Visit Fairfax generates $210 million every year in net incremental return - a 72 to 1 return on investment.
  • With over 20,000 rooms in over 100 hotels, Fairfax County sold over 5 million room nights throughout the year.

 

Tourism in Virginia and the United States

  • More than 234,000 Virginia jobs are supported directly by travel spending with earnings of more than $6 billion.
  • Domestic travel and tourism in Virginia resulted in $3.4 billion in tax revenue.
  • Tourism in the United States saves every household more than $1,300 in taxes yearly.
  • Direct travel spending in the United States totaled $1,089 billion into our economy in 2018.

    *From US Travel Association and Virginia Tourism, FY19 data.
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Travel Facts

How does tourism affect Fairfax County? Why is travel important to the national economy? And how does travel affect each and every one of us? Read our Travel Facts brochure to find out! More
Spirit of Travel

Join the Conversation!

Share your travel stories, old travel photos, new travel dreams, and more with the tourism community. Join the conversation using #NTTW20 and #SpiritOfTravel. More
Travel by the Numbers

Travel by the Numbers

There's a lot more than meets the eye about travel and tourism. Take a look at some of these facts about a leading American industry that's more than just fun. Stats from USTravel.org. More

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