National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 | The Power of Travel

National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 (May 2-8) spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry.

During National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there are more reasons than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce.

The 38th annual NTTW, taking place May 2-8, recognizes the Power of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America.

Prior to the pandemic, the travel industry was a powerful economic engine, supporting jobs and driving local economies in every pocket of America. The industry had experienced 107 straight months of growth, generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs, and delivered a $51 billion trade surplus to the U.S. Unfortunately, that strong growth trend plummeted last year due to the pandemic. Travel spending in the U.S. declined 42 percent, costing the economy $1.1 trillion, while hardworking Americans supported by travel made up a staggering 65 percent of all U.S. unemployment. 

However, Rogers—and the travel industry—is resilient.

A New Chapter for the Travel Industry

While we faced extraordinary challenges in the past year, our industry united like never before, lifted each other up, aided one another, and devoted ourselves fully to the task of supporting and restoring all sectors of travel. This year’s NTTW is an opportunity to turn the page to a new chapter in our industry’s story and celebrate its collective power by spotlighting the innumerable ways travel will drive recovery, bring Americans together again, and help define our country’s path forward.

Annual Tourism Talk Coming May 6, 2021

Visit Rogers is participating in NTTW by highlighting the Power of Travel on social media throughout the week, hosting the Northwest Arkansas Travel Meeting Professionals Q2 meeting, and hosting Visit Rogers’ Annual Tourism Talk at the Walmart AMP on May 6, 2021 during NTTW. Our theme for Tourism Talk will be The Power of Travel: Defining Northwest Arkansas’s Way Forward with two panel discussions on “Navigating Forward” and "Rebuilding Communities" with a special presentation from Ryan Thompson with Miles Partnership.

Stay Connected to Travel and Tourism 

From Beaver Lake to the War Eagle Mill to Topgolf, Rogers’ travel and tourism industry contributes so much to our local economy and our community’s unique character. From all of us at Visit Rogers, we are so excited to share the full power of our industry—and the strength and spirit of Rogers, Arkansas—this NTTW. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram May 2-8, 2021 to learn more about the Power of Travel in Rogers, Arkansas!

Thank you to U.S. Travel Association for all the preparation that goes into planning National Travel & Tourism Week! #poweroftravel #nttw21