Tourism Day and Tourism Week
Tourism Day is celebrated during National Travel and Tourism Week in the United States during the first full week of May. Travel and Tourism Week was first celebrated in May 1983, as President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation urging all citizens to observe the week. They say traveling is one of the most enjoyable and enriching activities one can do.
When is National Tourism Day and Tourism Week?
May 7th. Celebrated annually on the same day.
The week is celebrated the first full week of May.
How do we Celebrate National Tourism Day and Tourism Week?
- Mail a souvenir from your local city or state to a friend or a family member who lives out of state
- Plan a trip out of state or out of the country
- Give the gift of travel
- Give a plane ticket to a loved-one, or friend
- Read up about a place you have always wanted to travel to
- Find a tourism event to attend
Trivia/Facts About the Day:
- Travel and Tourism Week was first celebrated in May 1983, as President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation urging all citizens to observe the week
- During tourism week, travel and tourism professionals celebrate the benefits of tourism
- Tourist sites and municipalities promote their location, and sometimes they hold special events. Those who enjoy travel and tourism may find an event to attend, do some traveling and touring, or plan a place to travel to on the day.
Famous Birthdays on May 7th:
- May 7, 1901- Gary Cooper, actor
- May 7, 1922 – Darren McGavin, actor
- May 7, 1933 – Johnny Unitas, NFL quarterback
- May 7, 1945 – Robin Strasser, actress
- May 7, 1950 – Tim Russert, TV journalist
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