National Travel & Tourism Week

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Provided by Prince William County Office of Tourism

Each May, tourism offices across the country celebrate the travel industry during National Travel & Tourism Week (May 6-12, 2018). Northern Virginia is no different. What makes this region unique is the five destinations that come together year-round to promote “Virginia’s Cultural Region” in both domestic and international travel markets.

The Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium (NVVC), comprised of the destination marketing organizations from the City of Alexandria and Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, is responsible for promotional marketing campaigns to attract international and domestic visitation. NVVC has chosen to harness the power of regionalism to fulfill the visitors’ needs and expectations to the greatest degree possible, allowing a seamless travel experience throughout Northern Virginia.

During the 35th annual National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW), events will be held throughout the region to honor and acknowledge tourism industry partners that have allowed tourism to continue to thrive.

The theme of this year’s NTTW, “Travel Then and Now,” highlights the travel industry’s history of economic impact in every corner of America. Across Northern Virginia, travel employs a prosperous and diverse workforce, from airline and hotel employees, managers and executives to restaurant, attraction and retail workers, and supports related sectors such as construction, manufacturing and finance.

In addition to its benefits for the local economy, travel can also have a positive effect on personal well-being; numerous research studies have confirmed the positive health effects of travel and time off, from reducing the risk of heart disease to decreasing depression. Using time off to travel with family is good for everyone, especially our children—kids who travel with their families are more likely to attend college and earn more as adults. 

To learn more about National Travel & Tourism Week, visit ustravel.org/events/national-travel-and-tourism-week.

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