Visit The Woodlands, the official Destination Management & Marketing Organization for The Woodlands Township, will be celebrating the importance of visitor spending during National Travel and Tourism Week May 1-7, 2022. With 14 hotels and 11 million square feet of shopping, dining, hospitality and entertainment, Visit The Woodlands recognizes the importance of travel and tourism into The Woodlands. Bolstered by the return of conventions, corporation travel, and special events and festivals, visitor spending adds economic vitality to The Woodlands. Sales tax and hotel tax collections make up over 50% of the overall Township budget.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the critical role that travel will play in driving economic growth and building the path forward through the theme Future of Travel.
This year’s theme elevates how the travel industry can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations and reconnect travelers in the U.S. and around the world.
Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 39th annual NTTW (May 1-7) arrives as the industry looks ahead to future growth and success following the challenges of the past two years.
“NTTW has special significance this year as the travel industry looks ahead to a bright future,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “This NTTW is an opportunity to recognize the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry and how we are rebuilding to be more dynamic, innovative, sustainable and inclusive in the months and years to come.”
“Before the pandemic, travel generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs and delivered a $51 billion trade surplus to the U.S.—evidence of the outsized role the industry will play in driving America’s recovery and future economic growth,” added Dow.
TRAVEL & TOURISM IN THE WOODLANDS BY THE NUMBERS:*
- $214.1 million of direct spending by visitors to The Woodlands
- 2,500 people are employed by the travel & tourism industry in The Woodlands
- $119.6 million in earnings of employees and owners of businesses in the travel & tourism industry in The Woodlands
- $20.2 million in tax revenue for The Woodlands
*Source: Travel Texas, Texas Research Dashboard (2020).
“Despite the hardships of the last year, Visit The Woodlands is planning for a future that that will strengthen The Woodlands’ tourism industry and economy,” said Bruce Rieser, Chairman of Visit The Woodlands Board of Directors. “This National Travel and Tourism Week, we are spotlighting how travel benefits our workforce, supports our local economy, fosters sustainability and innovations, and reconnects Americans to each other and the world.”
To celebrate travel’s promising future, Visit The Woodlands is kicking off National Travel & Tourism Week at the Market Street Spring Fine Arts Show on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Kick-off to National Travel & Tourism Week
Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Market Street | 9595 Six Pines Drive
- Live Music
- Art Demonstrations
- Browse & Shop from Amateur and Professional Artists
- Enter to Win Several Giveaways from Visit The Woodlands
- Lawn Games & Kid-friendly Activities