National Travel &Tourism Week May 4-12, 2013


 (Medina, Ohio)  The Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America.  The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984.  Localized events are presented in cities, state and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel.  It was established as National Tourism week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May.  In a White House ceremony, President Ronald Reagan signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with “the appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

The Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau will be offering a new Drive-It-Yourself tour for Medina County promoting visitors and especially local residents to get out and see what is in their backyard.  This and other Medina County Drive-It-Yourself tours will be available only at the office at 32 Public Square, Monday thru Saturday of National Tourism Week from 9am to 5pm and Sunday 12noon to 4pm.

This year’s theme is Travel Effect, U.S. Travel’s new advocacy and awareness campaign.

Effects on the Economy:  Travel has a strong economic impact on the nation’s economy.  It generated $1.9 trillion in economic output, ranks among the top ten private employers in the country, supports 14.4 million American jobs and contributes more than $124 billion in tax revenues.

Effects on You:  Forget that image of the sulky teen dragged through family vacation.  A new study finds that nearly all kids value family travel as quality time with parents and grandparents.  That’s good news for adults of all ages since their own childhood travels are among their most vivid memories – experiences they’re eager to pass on.

Effects on Business:  You’ve heard that “a happy employee is a good employee.” But did you know that research backs it up? Travel decreases burnout and absenteeism.  What’s more, companies that support business travel see better earnings – event in a tough economy.mcvb

 Press Release submitted by:
Contact:  Dan Hostetler
Medina County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau


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