This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual industry celebration
WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania, May 5, 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 $2.6trillion 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.
According to Tourism Economics, the total economic impact of tourism in Pennsylvania in 2021 generated $66.3 billion. Sundance Vacations is recognizing travel’s essential contributions by encouraging clients to travel, both in and out of the state of Pennsylvania, throughout 2023 and into 2024.
So, we’d like to say once more, Happy National Travel and Tourism Week! Our industry is the heart of the American economy and is essential to the vibrancy and success of our nation. When we move #TravelForward we move America forward.
Please visit ustravel.org/NTTW to learn more about National Travel and Tourism Week.
About Sundance Vacations
Seeking to change the way travel companies do business, Sundance Vacations was co-founded in 1991 by the husband-and-wife partnership of John and Tina Dowd. Sundance is home to over 300 employees across its locations in Wilkes-Barre, PA; Hazleton, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Allentown, PA; King of Prussia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Tamaqua, PA; Shamokin, PA; and Parsippany, NJ. To learn more about Sundance and our affordable vacation options, visit https://www.sundancevacations.com.
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