U.S. Travel Association presents National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2023.

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength and promising future of the U.S. travel and tourism industry.

The 40th annual NTTW spotlights travel's essential role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating diverse communities, creating fresh job opportunities, inspiring new businesses, and uniting millions of Americans in a fundamental connection—travel.

Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, the travel industry was a powerful economic engine, supporting jobs and driving local economies in every pocket of America. Travel generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs, and delivered a $51 billion trade surplus to the U.S.

While the industry was hit hard by the challenges of the past three years, we are recovering and positioning our industry for a return to growth. There is great optimism among American travelers to get back on the road and see our great country.

We have overcome many obstacles, and the future is bright.

That’s why here in Saratoga Springs, NY, and across America, we are using NTTW to recognize the contributions of the U.S. travel industry and how we will grow a more dynamic, innovative, sustainable, and inclusive future. While the pandemic was a setback, it’s also an opportunity to reimagine the industry to be greater than ever before.

From Saratoga Race Course to Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga’s travel and tourism industry contributes so much to our local economy and the spirit of our community. From all of us at Discover Saratoga, we are excited about all of the promising things ahead for Saratoga and the U.S. travel industry. 

To learn more about the meetings industry and how tourism directly impacts Saratoga County, read Global Meetings Industry Day 2023.