Visit Yuma Moves Travel Forward This National Travel and Tourism Week
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual industry celebration
National Travel and Tourism Week, (NTTW) the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward.
“The travel industry fuels every industry—our industry’s success is the nation’s success,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman. “This week is a prime opportunity to elevate the message that travel is essential to moving America’s economy forward.”
Established in 1983, NTTW is an annual tradition to mark the U.S. travel industry’s role in our economy. The U.S. travel industry generated a $2.6 trillion economic output in 2022 and supported 15 million jobs, fueling communities, small businesses and working families across the country.
Travel spending also generated nearly $160 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2022—revenue that helped fund critical public services while saving each U.S. household an average of $1,270 in taxes.
In Yuma the travel industry drives $200 million in direct local spending in Yuma County and supports over 1,600 jobs held by Yuma County residents.
Visit Yuma is recognizing travel’s essential contributions by opening its Visitor Information Center for a casual networking event and celebration on Wednesday May 10, 2023, from 3pm to 5pm. There will be local food, travel related giveaways, and conversation with your favorite travel experts.
Said Marcus Carney: “Travel is at the heart of Yuma, powering a strong economy, creating jobs and strengthening our community’s culture and identity. This National Travel and Tourism Week, we are proud to celebrate all that travel does for our community now, and all that it will contribute in the future.”