National Travel & Tourism Week
MAY 1 - 7, 2022
Each May, the tourism industry comes together to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. As the Official Destination Marketing Organization of The Woodlands, Visit The Woodlands takes the lead in highlighting the incredible efforts of our local tourism and hospitality community and by spreading awareness of the importance of travel to our local and regional economy.
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 are critical components of the Texas economy!
- $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).
KICK-OFF TO NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK
Visit The Woodlands is teaming up with Market Street during their Spring Fine Arts Show for a Kick-off to National Travel & Tourism Week on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to attend this family-friendly outdoor event for live music, art demonstrations, lawn games, and more. Visit The Woodlands will be hosting several giveaways, so be sure to stop by our tent!
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. Read the full release here.