National Travel and Tourism Week 2017 is all about celebrating the power of travel, and particularly the people who make our industry remarkable. To get in the spirit, we’re highlighting some of our own “Faces of U.S. Travel.”
Many of us are likely familiar with the research-proven positive effects of travel on our work performance, relationships and personal well-being. But, with all the national conversation about creating and keeping good American jobs, how much thought do we give to travel’s economic power in our lives?
It certainly deserves our attention. Travel is a top-10 employer in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The industry played a major role in America’s economic recovery post-recession—and now, travel is our country’s number one service export, accounting for 11.2 percent of all U.S. exports in 2016. The U.S. travel industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has recovered far faster than other economic sectors since 2008. Spending by travelers everywhere in the U.S., which currently totals over $947 billion annually, supports 15.3 million American jobs. That’s one in nine Americans whose employment depends upon plenty of travelers moving to and within the U.S.
Our industry is one that relies on human interaction—whether it’s the person generating a lead from an event, the TSR booking an appointment, or the Travel Consultant, our people are what make Sundance Vacations travelers happy, and keep our industry strong. That’s why, as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) 2017, May 7-13, our industry is shining the spotlight on the people behind our nation’s travel industry with this year’s theme—“Faces of Travel”—and highlighting the need to craft smart, travel-friendly government policies that keep their jobs flourishing.
Sundance Vacations celebrated this year by asking our employees to finish the statement: “Travel Is” in a 10 second video. We received tons of entries and thank you to everyone that submitted a video. Each day this week we will be announcing the winner for the “Clip of the Day” Make sure to check out what your talented co-workers created.
The Winning Video for Friday Was Created By: Tara T. – HZD!
The Winning Video for Thursday Was Created By: Rose Britto- HZD!
The Winning Video for Wednesday Was Created By: Denise M. GM!
The Winning Video for Tuesday Was Created By: Donna V. and Janine V. from Parsippany,NJ!
The Winning Video for Monday Was Created By: Emily Z. and Glynnis B. – TQD
Next Video will be released 5/12/2017. Visit again!