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County Office of Tourism Moves Travel Forward This National Travel and Tourism Week

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County Office of Tourism Moves Travel Forward This National Travel and Tourism Week

May 20, 2024 – Auburn, NY: National Travel and Tourism Week, (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward.

“The travel industry fuels every industry—our industry’s success is the nation’s success,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman last year. “This week is a prime opportunity to elevate the message that travel is essential to moving America’s economy forward.”

Established in 1983, NTTW is an annual tradition to mark the U.S. travel industry’s role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, stimulating business activity, and elevating the quality of life for everyday Americans.

Travel serves as a catalyst for a productive U.S. economy and helps power the success of other industries. In 2023, the U.S. travel industry left a $2.8 trillion footprint on the economy in and supported 15 million jobs—fueling communities, small businesses, and working families across the country.

Travel spending also generated $89 billion in federal, state, and local taxes in 2023—revenue that helped support essential public services such as education, emergency response, public safety, and more.

In Cayuga County in 2022, the travel industry drove $17,469 million in state and local tax, provided $558 in tax relief per county household, and was responsible for the employment of 1480 people.

Cayuga County Office of Tourism is recognizing travel’s essential contributions by educating visitors about the unique history that impacted global movements, the history-makers that settled here, and the many small businesses that make our destination a community and our community a destination.

Please visit to learn more about National Travel and Tourism Week.

About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism:
The Cayuga County Office Convention and Visitors Bureau Inc. was established in 1995 as Cayuga County’s official tourism promotion agency. Our mission is to promote, support, and increase tourism, thereby stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life for area residents.