National Tourism Week is May 7-13, 2017. This is the week that the industry salutes travel in America. Travel is not only a necessary component to the business world. It is also an important tool for learning. And nothing beats the family vacation to get away and wind down.
As an industry, the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau recognizes all travel as valuable. The numbers tell the story.
• Nationally, travel generates $2.3 trillion to the U.S. economy.
• Indiana tourism realizes $11.5 billion in revenue from the 77M visitors annually. The state employs 144,200 people in the tourism industry.
• For Evansville and Vanderburgh County, tourism is a $664 million dollar industry that generates 6,555 jobs. Over $36.1 million in local tax money is contributed by the 4.7 million visitors annually.
The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau extends a grateful thank you to all who travel. And to all the people who work in the tourism industry, we recognize your willingness to be warm and welcoming is the most vital element in the continued success of the industry.
To celebrate National Tourism Week, the Visitors Center in the Pagoda will offer cookies to our visitors during regular working hours – 9AM-5PM Monday, May 8 through Saturday, May 13.
Click here to visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau website.