National Travel & Tourism Week
MAY 7 - 13, 2023
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.
VISIT THE WOODLANDS POPCORN POP-UP
Celebrate the power of tourism with Visit The Woodlands! We will be at Market Street on Thursday, May 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the Spring Concert Series. Stop by for popcorn from The Candy House, a long-time favorite in The Woodlands, and pick up a coloring page or a postcard that you can send to friends and family members. Learn more.
National Travel & Tourism Week is the perfect time to explore The Woodlands! Climb to new heights at Texas TreeVentures, pedal a swan boat down The Woodlands Waterway, or take a kayak out on Lake Woodlands. Visit The Woodlands is offering $5 off admission for Texas TreeVentures and Riva Row Boat House throughout the month of May. Learn more.
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!
- $284.5 million of direct spending by visitors to The Woodlands
- 2,800 people are employed by the travel & tourism industry in The Woodlands
- $135.5 million in earnings of employees and owners of businesses in the travel & tourism industry in The Woodlands
- $27.6 million in tax revenue for The Woodlands
*Source: Travel Texas, Texas Research Dashboard (2021).
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 40th annual NTTW (May 7-13) arrives as the industry looks ahead to future growth and success following the challenges of the past two years.
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