National Travel and Tourism Week 2021: Celebrate the ‘Power of Travel’


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Arkansas celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 2-8 to spotlight the critical role travel plays in driving economic recovery efforts post-COVID. Across the nation, the tourism and hospitality industries will unite around the week’s theme, “Power of Travel.”

In Arkansas, communities and Arkansas Welcome Centers across the state are hosting giveaways and small events to celebrate travel and its impact on the state’s economy. Travelers can share their photos and experiences exploring The Natural State. Go to arkansas.com/poweroftravel to upload your vacation photos for a chance to be featured on Arkansas Tourism’s social media pages and website. You can also post to social media with the hashtags #VisitArkansas and #NTTW21.

“Despite the hardships of the past year, Arkansas is ready and eager to welcome back visitors and help drive the state’s recovery efforts,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “National Travel and Tourism Week is an opportunity to remind visitors and Arkansans alike of the incredible contributions of the travel industry, not just to our local economy and workforce, but to our community’s identity and culture.”

Celebrated annually the first full week in May, National Travel and Tourism Week was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S.

“The travel industry in Arkansas and across the globe has been hit hard over the past year. The good news is we’re now able to celebrate recovery, and travelers are out and about exploring The Natural State. We’re more than ready to welcome them back with open arms,” said Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism.

For Arkansas trip planning resources and ideas, visit www.arkansas.com.

About Arkansas Tourism
Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, strives to expand the economic impact of travel and tourism in the state and enhance the quality of life for all Arkansans. The division manages 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and employs more than 60 staff members across The Natural State. For more information, visit www.arkansas.com.

Submitted by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-682-7606
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