The Woodlands is open for business, but the health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Travel confidently knowing our local businesses are doing everything they can to serve our visitors and our community in the safest way possible.

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National Travel & Tourism Week

Join us in celebrating travel and tourism in The Woodlands from May 2 - 8, 2021.

National Travel & Tourism Week

2021 Hospitality Heroes


Dama de la Cruz

Dama is a Housekeeper at The Drury Inn & Suites in The Woodlands.


Dania Santos

Dania is a Housekeeping Supervisor at the Candlewood Suites in The Woodlands.


Elodia Taboada

Elodia is a Housekeeper at The Drury Inn & Suites in The Woodlands.


Caitlin Newman

Caitlin is a Front Desk Manager at Hyatt Centric in The Woodlands.


During Winter Storm Uri, hotel properties in The Woodlands immediately went into action to accommodate guests that were displaced by the effects of the storm, as well as housing frontline and utility workers. Hotels were all running on limited staff, experiencing power outages and other obstacles. 

The four Hospitality Heroes listed below went above and beyond their job duties to ensure a positive guest experience during a time in which hotel guests, the heroes themselves, the Houston region, and the State of Texas were all experiencing the same state of emergency. Please join us in celebrating a few of the frontline employees who acted as true heroes while displaying extraordinary commitment to the tourism and hospitality industry. 

Read their stories here.

Spring Fine Arts Show Pop-up

Visit The Woodlands will be present at Market Street's Fine Art Show. Stop by and chat with us about the importance of tourism and learn all about what Visit The Woodlands does and how we can assist residents.

Celebrating Hospitality Heroes

Visit The Woodlands is proud to recognize these area Hospitality Heroes that went above and beyond to ensure guests were both safe and had a positive experience during their stay.
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Travel-supported jobs are not only present in the leisure and hospitality industries, tourism affects numerous sectors including, transportation, finance, real estate, insurance, and more. Travel and tourism is a critical component of the Texas economy!

  • In 2019, direct travel spending was estimated at $82.9 billion in the state.
  • 1.3 million Texas jobs are supported by travel, that's 1 out of every ten Texas jobs
  • Travel supports $63 billion of earnings across advanced, intermediate, and entry-level industry positions
  • $169 billion in direct, indirect, and induced impact on the Texas economy
  • $4.7 billion in State Taxes are generated by Travel, this includes Sales Tax, Hotel Occupancy, and Motor Fuel 
  • Without travel, Texas households would each pay $760 more in state and local taxes each year to maintain current levels of service.

Learn more about National Travel & Tourism Week here.