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National Travel & Tourism Week

About National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week - May 1-7, 2016, is a tradition celebrated annually since 1984. The event was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Reagan even signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with ceremonies and activities in their communities.

Every year, the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with our major tourism partners, join cities across the United States to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week and the industry that employs more than 86,000 locals and brings $7 billion to our city annually. See More Facts.

Career Fair

Looking for a career in the hospitality industry? Check out the career fair coming up on Tuesday, May 10th at Behrman Gymnasium.

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Thank You

The 2016 National Travel & Tourism Week travel rally, parade and industry "toast" was a huge success! Thanks to the hundreds of hospitality industry employees that supported the effort by dressing in costume, parading through the French Quarter and celebrating New Orleans' most vital economic engine - tourism. Enjoy this slideshow of images.

We'd especially like to thank Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and his team,Louisiana State Police, New Orleans City Council, New Orleans Police Department, NOCVB Board of Directors, members and staff, Jefferson Parish CVB and our tireless and dedicated partners: