Join Visit Tri-Cities in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9, 2021. This year’s event themed the “The Power of Travel,” highlights the tourism industry’s role in bringing back a more vibrant community, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding the tourism workforce and reconnecting America.
“Prior to the pandemic, tourism generated $490 million in visitor spending and supported more than 5,600 jobs in the Tri-Cities. These dollars help fund police and fire, teachers and schools, the maintenance of roadways and the beautification of our parks,” said Michael Novakovich, President & CEO of Visit Tri-Cities. “While the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the tourism industry, there are signs that we’re moving toward recovery. And with the spirit of recovery in mind, we invite the entire Tri-Cities community in joining us as we support local tourism-based businesses.”
We look forward to hosting our second (and hopefully last!) virtual National Travel & Tourism Week via Visit Tri-Cities' Facebook page. Each day at 1 p.m. Visit Tri-Cities will celebrate our tourism partners via Facebook Live: Hospitality (Monday, May 3), Delicious Dishes (Tuesday, May 4), History & Heritage (Wednesday, May 5), Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (Thursday, May 6) and Happy Hour Hangouts (Friday, May 7).
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 #TCTourismMatters. Daily prizes include some of Tri-Cities favorites: Moonshot Brewing, Bayou Some Cajun, Greenies and AXE KPR. The Grand Prize features a two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Richland Riverfront and evening with Picnic Deluxe.
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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.