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National Travel & Tourism Week

About National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2017, 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.

NTTW 2017 Calendar

Career Fair

Looking for a career in the hospitality industry? Check out the Job Fest coming up on Wednesday, May 17th at the Stalling St. Claude Center.

The Travel Rally, Parade and Industry "Toast"

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017, beginning at Tableau and ending at the Capital One Pavilion at Woldenberg Park.  

8:30 AM - Gather at Tableau- 616 St. Peter St.
9:00 AM - Parade proceeds through the French Quarter, immediately followed by an industry "toast" at the Capital One pavilion. 

NTTW 2017 Parade Map

New Orleans Will is proud to announce the 2017 National Travel & Tourism Week inaugural King and Queen:


King Corey Bourgeois
Kitchen Manager
Palace Café
  Queen Pat Coulter
General Manager
Fairfield Inn & Suites

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