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National Travel & Tourism Week

Join us to celebrate the essential role of travel during National Travel & Tourism week May 19-25, 2024.

National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition to celebrate the U.S. travel community and travel’s essential role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, inspiring new businesses and elevating the quality of life for Americans every day.

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NTTW Events

Stay tuned for 2024 NTTW events to be announced soon!

More About NTTW

More ways to support the travel industry.

Join us in celebrating the industry’s critical role in powering economies, communities and connections. Together, let’s demonstrate our industry’s critical importance with the ways below.

Spotlight Local Businesses

  • Use your social media channels to recognize small businesses and their workers in your community to encourage residents and visitors to shop local.
  • Profile a small business leader in your community and feature on your organization’s blog or internal newsletter.
  • Collect photos and stories from small businesses in your area to share on social media or in a blog.

Celebrate Your Community

  • Use your social media channels to unite your community, tagging local partners and stakeholders in your posts.
  • Highlight travel workers and your employees in blog posts, newsletters or op-eds, thanking them for all they do to support the local tourism industry and small businesses.
  • Spotlight diverse voices and businesses in your organization or community through a blog, video series or clever diversity-themed weekend guide. Highlight the value of diversity and its role in making your destination or organization a more welcoming, memorable and creative place for locals and tourists alike. 
  • Host a photo tour around town: ten years ago vs today, plans for the future to highlight the growth of travel—and the bright future ahead.

Highlight on Social

  • Include #NTTW24 in social media posts during the week to amplify your message. 
  • Like, comment and share other posts using the event hashtags to unite with the industry and show love to colleagues and organizations across all sectors of travel. 
  • Host a “City Tour” on social media, showcasing favorite spots around your local community. Be sure to highlight the unique draw and value these places have for tourists, events and the community.


Established in 1983 by a congressional resolution, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition in May for the U.S. travel community to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. U.S. Travel Association, the national, nonprofit organization representing all components of the travel industry, provides the industry with a unifying theme and toolkit resources that can be customized by each destination, organization or business to fit their needs.

The Value of Tourism

The travel industry is pivotal to our economy, communities and
connecting America.

  • Travel is a $2.6 trillion industry that supports nearly 15 million American jobs while fueling other important industries like manufacturing, health care and agriculture—all which depend on travel to generate business, spur innovation and support education.
  • The travel industry is essential to America’s success—it is an economic powerhouse that unites people, benefits society and is paramount to the United States’ global competitiveness.
  • It’s important to continue to grow this vital sector of the U.S. economy. We must elevate the perceived value of the industry among policymakers, opinion leaders and business leaders.

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