National Travel and Tourism Week is now in its 34th year. The theme of this year’s NTTW, “Faces of Travel,” shines a spotlight on the people that make up America’s travel industry. The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983.
The purpose of National Travel and Tourism Week is to create a greater appreciation of travel and tourism’s impact on our local economy. When people make the choice to travel to St. Bernard Parish, it makes an enormous impact on the residents who live and work here. St. Bernard Parish welcomes over 500,000 visitors to our community. Visitors from all over the United States as well as international visitors travel to St. Bernard Parish. Travel is a force that can drive our Parish’s economy.
To mark this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism invites you to stop by the Visitors’ Center between May 7th and 13th at 409 Aycock Street in Arabi from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to meet the staff, pick up a visitors’ guide, and enjoy a complimentary gift.