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WHAT IS NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK?

Held annually during the first full week in May, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) was established in 1983 by President Reagan, to showcase the travel industry’s contributions to the economy and to communities nationwide. The Wyoming Office of Tourism is aligning with the U.S. Travel Association this year to honor the spirit of travel, May 3-9, 2020, for National Travel and Tourism Week.
“This year, more than ever, the travel and tourism industry must unite together, support each other and remind the country that even through the most difficult times, the spirit of travel cannot be broken. It is the spirit of travel that makes visitors feel at home, provides lasting memories and inspires millions each and every day. It is the spirit of travel that is the undercurrent of American culture. And now is a time for the spirit of travel to be protected and supported.”

-U.S. Travel Association

WYOMING’S 2019 TRAVEL GENERATED IMPACTS

#ThatsWY

• Wyoming welcomed 9.2 million overnight visitors in 2019.
• Domestic and international visitors to Wyoming spent approximately $3.95 billion.
• Travel spending in 2019 saw an increase of 3.7 percent over the previous year.
• The travel, tourism and hospitality industry directly support 32,570 jobs in Wyoming.
• Travel spending generates around $203 million in local and state tax revenue.

“In Wyoming, tourism is the second largest private-sector employer in the state,” says Wyoming Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober. “What better way to underscore our resilience than a week recognizing the travel and tourism industry, honoring our local destinations and attractions.”
Join WOT in supporting the Spirit of Travel during NTTW by sharing a photo each day that aligns with the following travel sectors, using the hashtags #SpiritOfTravel and #ThatsWY.

National Travel and Tourism Week:

• Monday, May 4 | Support Wyoming Attractions Day
• Tuesday, May 5 | Rally Support for Travel
• Wednesday, May 6 | Support Wyoming’s Hotels/Lodging Day
• Thursday, May 7 | Wyoming State Park and Outdoor Recreation Day
• Friday, May 8 | Support Wyoming’s Restaurants/Culinary Day
• Saturday, May 9 | Support Made in Wyoming Products Day

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