Join Visit Tri-Cities in sharing and celebrating the value tourism holds for the local economy, businesses and quality of life for residents during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 2-7, 2022!
This year’s theme is “The Future of Travel” and the best way to ensure the future of the local tourism-related attractions and businesses, places we all love and enjoy, is for the community to experience tourism in the Tri-Cities! Each day throughout Tourism Week, we will share ideas and activities to support the Tri-Cities tourism industry.
Visit Tri-Cities will explore a variety of tourism-related themes throughout the week: Monday of Excellence (May 2), announcing the launch of our 2022 Excellence in Service program; Together Tuesday (May 3), highlighting group activities throughout the Tri-Cities; Water & Weather Wednesday (May 4), showcasing outdoor recreation; Thirsty Thursday (May 5), exploring the craft beverage scene; Foodie Friday (May 6), tasting through the Tri-Cities; Cinco Saturday (May 7), celebrating Hispanic culture in the Tri-Cities.
It’s not truly a celebration without a contest and outstanding prizes! Visitors and residents are invited to share their photos of their favorite Tri-Cities experience on Facebook and Instagram using hashtag #TCTourism for a chance to win amazing prizes including three airfare packages from Avelo Airlines (@aveloair)! Photos will be judged by a secret group of tourism experts, so post the best of the best! Details are available at Visit Tri-Cities’ Tourism Week page.
Tourism is fun and games, literally, but it is also an impactful and a vital component of the Tri-Cities economy. Each year, visitors spend $489.3 million in Benton and Franklin counties which generates $51.2 million in State and local taxes. These new dollars to the community support a thriving local business economy and 4,739 jobs in the Tri-Cities. The tax revenue generate by visitors helps fund police and fire, teachers and schools, the maintenance of our roadways and the beautification of our parks and reduces individual Tri-Citians household tax burden by over $500. In short, the visitor economy enhances quality of life that touches every single Tri-Citian.
Find ways to celebrate Tri-Cities Tourism at VisitTri-Cities.com/tourism-week/.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.