National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 (May 1-7), hosted by the U.S. Travel Association, celebrates the #FutureOfTravel and the industry’s role in fostering vibrant communities, driving innovation, facilitating recovery and powering the U.S. economy – in every corner of the country.
This year’s theme elevates how the travel industry can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations and reconnect travelers in the U.S. and around the world.
Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 39th annual NTTW (May 1-7) arrives as the industry looks ahead to future growth and success following the challenges of the past two years.
From our extensive array of national, state and regional parks to our diverse arts and cultural attractions to our variety of hotels and everything in between, Montgomery County’s travel and tourism industry contributes so much to our local economy and our community’s unique character.
In 2019, Montgomery County ranked the #1 most visited county in Maryland with 9 million visitors annually and $1.984 billion in economic impact to the local economy. Due to the pandemic, Montgomery County’s hospitality, entertainment, recreation and cultural industries have experienced tremendous losses over the past year.
“Montgomery County —and the travel industry—is resilient. While we faced extraordinary challenges in the past two years, our industry united like never before, lifted each other up, aided one another, and devoted ourselves fully to the task of supporting and restoring all sectors of our industry,” Visit Montgomery President and CEO Kelly Groff said.
Montgomery County is participating in NTTW by celebrating the tourism community all week long through our @VisitMoCo social media channels and more.
From all of us at Visit Montgomery, we are so excited to share the full power of our industry—and the strength and spirit of Montgomery County—this NTTW.