The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel & Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. 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.”
May 1 - 7, 2016
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.
During this week every year, the Cabarrus County CVB shares the economic impact of our industry to our community with figures that indicate how many jobs are supported by the travel industry, the amount of tax revenue generated which passes a tax saving to each household in the county and how much money is spent in our community from outside visitors that support our area businesses. This is generally done by reaching out to various media outlets to share this information.