National Travel and Tourism Week


National Travel and Tourism Week will be celebrated across the nation May 3-11, 2014. It's a great occasion to shine the spotlight on North Dakota's travel industry and a timely one to showcase its importance. It's also a time to share some of the 125 reasons to LUV ND as we prepare for the state's 125th anniversary celebration.

Tourism in North Dakota creates jobs and revenue.

  • In 2011, tourism expenditures in North Dakota totalled $3 billion
  • 17.2 million people visited North Dakota in 2011
  • Tourism generates $943 per household in state and local taxes
  • Tourism employed more than 33,000 people in 2011, providing $629 million in wages and salaries

For more facts on North Dakota's travel industry, visit the Research page.

Celebrate Travel & Tourism Week Locally

Host or participate in Travel Rally Day on Tuesday, May 7

Use U.S. Travel's resources for planning and staging local help you spotlight the impact of travel in your community

This year's theme is Travel Effect, U.S. Travel's new advocacy and awareness campaign. Here are a few ideas to help celebrate throughout the week.

Promote National Travel and Tourism Week through social networks.  Here are few ideas to help promote it.