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National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 Celebrates “Spirit of Travel”

National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 Celebrates “Spirit of Travel”

Posted: Apr 29 2020

Sheri Grossman, CDME
CEO, Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau

National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 Celebrates “Spirit of Travel”

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with this year’s theme: the Spirit of Travel.

Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 37th NTTW (May 3-9) arrives at an opportune moment to unite the industry, celebrate its indomitable spirit and elevate the role it will play in America’s economic recovery.

“Through every hardship, I find myself in awe of the travel industry’s ability to join together, adapt, and emerge stronger than before,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “This is our toughest challenge yet, but what I’ve seen is that the spirit of travel has not been shattered.”

Since in-person rallies and events that have been hallmarks of NTTW in years past are not an option this year, the Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau (BMCVB) is engaging people through social media. We will be having daily giveaways and trivia, sharing videos and information, and embracing the Spirit of Travel.

Said Sheri Grossman, BMCVB CEO, “There’s no doubt this has been an incredibly challenging time for Bismarck-Mandan, but we see National Travel and Tourism Week as an opportunity to remind our residents and our visitors of the incredible spirit and resiliency of the travel industry and our workforce. It’s only a matter of time before we all get moving again, and Bismarck-Mandan will be more ready than ever to welcome travelers.”

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