May 3, 2020 - May 9, 2020
National Travel and Tourism Week
National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 is May 3-9 with Travel Rally Day on Tuesday, May 5. This year's theme is Travel Works. Established in 1983 by a congressional resolution, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. Each year, during the first full week in May, thousands of travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.
Tn Arizona, the travel industry is the leading export-oriented industry Spending by visitors generates sales in lodging, food services, recreation, transportation, and retail businesses. These sales support jobs for Arizona residents and contribute tax revenue to local and state governments. In the metro Tucson region City of Tucson, Pima County and throughout southern Arizona travel provides local jobs and generates tax revenue for city, county and state governments.
Visit Tucson works to attract overnight travel that generates direct spending and tax revenue for our community. Those who benefit directly from tourism dollars range from servers at restaurants and staff at attractions to taxi drivers, shop clerks and even local artists and musicians. Taxes paid by travelers who vacation here offset our state and local taxes and help pay for public safety initiatives, new infrastructure, and community services.
Visit Tucson generates $24 for the metro Tucson region for every $1 invested in the organization.