National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It is 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, National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2-8 and will recognize the “Power of Travel” and the industry’s role in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America.

With the right measures in place, the travel industry can get people moving again in a safe and healthy way, which will put Americans back to work: 

  • Our industry needs continued and sustained relief to ensure our businesses can stay open and our workers employed. 


  • Safely reopening our borders and restarting international inbound travel will be essential for our industry to rebuild. 


  • A robust recovery requires the return of business travel, meetings and events, which can be done in a healthy and safe way. 

By maximizing the power of travel we can define the future of mobility, reimagine the air travel system, increase our global competitiveness, and implement innovative technologies that will strengthen security while improving travel facilitation. This is why Congress and our elected leaders must do all they can to provide support for our industry so that the power of travel can help drive both recovery and our nation forward.

The spirit of travel is what brings joy and memorable experiences to millions, year over year. Communities benefit from the spirit of travel, which permeates through small businesses, unique landmarks, and all those who welcome residents and visitors alike with a smile and hospitality.

Established in 1983 by a congressional resolution, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition during the first full week of May. The U.S. Travel Association, the national, nonprofit organization representing all components of the travel industry, develops the theme, messaging, and provides support of the event each year. For more information on travel and tourism issues and research, go to  

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Cristy Morrison, President and CEO, represents Visit Stillwater, 2617 W. 6th Avenue, Stillwater, OK  74074. She can be reached at or by calling 405-743-3697