Cobb County, Ga. — (May 2, 2021) — National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the critical role that travel will play in driving economic recovery efforts and building the path forward. This year’s theme is the ‘Power of Travel.’

Celebrated annually during 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 38th annual NTTW (May 2-8) arrives at an opportune moment to recognize the importance to the U.S. economy of initiating a post-pandemic travel recovery.

“Despite the hardships of the last year, Cobb Travel & Tourism is ready and eager to welcome back visitors and help drive recovery efforts,” said Holly Quinlan, President & CEO of Cobb Travel & Tourism. “National Travel and Tourism Week is an opportunity to remind visitors and residents of the incredible contributions of the travel industry not just to our local economy and workforce, but to our community’s identity.”

“NTTW takes on a special significance this year as the travel industry looks to rebound quickly from the pandemic and accelerate recovery efforts,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “The past year was incredibly challenging, but we saw the full power of the travel industry on display in the way we united and supported one another through this crisis.”

“Before the pandemic, travel generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs and delivered a $51 billion trade surplus to the U.S.—evidence of the outsized role the industry will play in America’s broader economic recovery,” said Dow.

To keep up with how Cobb Travel & Tourism is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week, be sure to follow Cobb Travel & Tourism on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For ideas for things to do and visitor itineraries, visit travelcobb.org/blog.

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Cobb Travel & Tourism is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, working to bring visitors to Cobb County. Cobb Travel & Tourism is the only organization positioned to market Cobb County and all of its assets as a 365-day destination. As the leading industry in Cobb County, tourism has a significant economic impact.

Media Contacts

Lindsey Burruss | lburruss@travelcobb.org | 678-303-2627

Maya Clark | mclark@travelcobb.org | 678-303-2632