Governor Abbott proclaims May 2-8 Travel and Tourism Week in Texas

Legislators to recognize the power of travel to drive economic recovery in Texas

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has decreed a proclamation recognizing May 2-8 as Travel and Tourism Week in Texas. This week will focus attention on the affects of the travel and tourism industry, which critically impacted the state of Texas, and celebrate Texans resilience and innovativeness as they worked it’s industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the proclamation, Governor Abbott also released a video celebrating Travel and Tourism Week.

“In Texas, we know that it is not our challenges that define us, but rather how we overcome them, and the men and women of our travel and tourism industry have set their sights firmly on the future by charting a road to recovery,” reads the Governor’s proclamation. “At this time, I join my fellow Texans in recognizing the power of travel to drive economic recovery in Texas and in celebrating the contributions of the travel and tourism industry in the Lone Star State. I encourage everyone, both Texans and non-Texans alike, to visit to learn more about the boundless opportunities that await those who are ready to take on their next adventure.”

Prior to the pandemic, 1 in 10 Texas jobs were created by travel with the travel industry being responsible for a $169.8 billion economic impact to the Texas economy. Texas has began to see a recovery in travel based on hotel bookings during and since spring break.

The Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism (Travel Texas) is responsible for promoting Texas as a premier travel destination. The office works hand in hand with its partners (convention and visitors bureaus, local chambers of commerce, private travel-related organizations and associations) promoting travel to Texas in both the domestic and international tourism marketing arenas.

Click here, to view the Governor’s proclamation.