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.