By Rachael Funk
Did you know there’s a national holiday just to celebrate tourism?
As a matter of fact, the United States has an entire WEEK designated to travel and tourism. In 1983, Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation urging US citizens to observe our first National Travel and Tourism Week. Every year, at the end of the first full week of May, we celebrate National Tourism Day.
Why we love National Tourism Day:
- Tourism is awesome (obviously)
- Tourism opens us up to new opportunities and experiences
- Tourism can make you happier
- Tourism breaks barriers and builds self-confidence
Not only that, tourism is critical to our community, the US economy, and the American workforce. With the right measures in place, like the GVV Certified Clean Check and Travel Protection programs, we’re ready to get people traveling again in a safe and healthy way.
Want to join in on the fun? Here are a few ways to enjoy National Tourism Day:
- Plan a vacation
- Gift travel to a loved one
- Cook a meal from your favorite destination
- Learn a bit about a different culture
- Send a friend a souvenir
As we start down the road to recovery, help us maximize the power of travel. Get vaccinated. Update your passport. Book that vacation you’ve been waiting for.