Here at Budget Travel, every week is "travel and tourism week," but we are psyched that May 2 through 10, 2015, it's officially National Travel and Tourism Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Travel Association, the weeklong celebration focuses on our fave industry, which directly generates more than $900 billion each year..
All week, you'll see lots of activities and announcements from regional tourism boards (just two examples include Spokane, WA, which is taking the opportunity to remind everyone of its fabulous Bloomsday and Hoopfest celebrations, and the state of Mississippi is touting its 511 number, which provides travel and road information). We unblushingly recommend that you celebrate by diving into some of Budget Travel's comprehensive coverage: May we suggest "Where to Go in 2015" and "10 Awesome American Summer Vacations to Book NOW" to get started?
And this year's National Travel and Tourism Week's theme is near and dear to our hearts: Travel Is _____________. How would YOU fill in the blank? I'll go first. For me, Travel Is... exploring the world with my wife and two daughters. You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NTTW2015.