The Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau Moves Travel Forward This National Travel and Tourism Week
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual industry celebration.
Statesville, NC - May 4, 2023)
National Travel and Tourism Week, (NTTW) the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward.
“The travel industry fuels every industry—our industry’s success is the nation’s success,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman. “This week is a prime opportunity to elevate the message that travel is essential to moving America’s economy forward.”
Established in 1983, NTTW is an annual tradition to mark the U.S. travel industry’s role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, stimulating business activity, and elevating the quality of life for everyday Americans.
Travel serves as a catalyst for a productive U.S. economy and helps power the success of other industries. The U.S. travel industry generated a $2.6 trillion economic output in 2022 and supported 15 million jobs, fueling communities, small businesses and working families across the country.
Travel spending also generated nearly $160 billion in federal, state, and local taxes in 2022—revenue that helped fund critical public services while saving each U.S. household an average of $1,270 in taxes.
In Statesville, NC the travel industry drives an estimated $72mm in visitor spending from travelers staying in our 22 hotels, generating $1.6mm in occupancy tax collections.
The SCVB is recognizing travel’s essential contributions by highlighting the featured attractions, events, amenities, and overall spirit of Statesville throughout its digital media channels. The public is invited to follow along via www.statesvillenc.com or @discoverstatesvillenc
“Travel is at the heart of Statesville, NC, powering a strong economy, creating jobs, and strengthening our community’s culture and identity” said Cindy Charlton Sutton, Executive Director - SCVB “This National Travel and Tourism Week, we are proud to celebrate all that travel does for our community now, and all that it will contribute to the future.”
Please visit ustravel.org/NTTW to learn more about National Travel and Tourism Week. Please visit scvb.statesvillenc.com to learn more about the Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau and it’s NTTW efforts.