Chester County Tourism Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

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KENNETT SQUARE, PANational Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual celebration honoring the significant contributions of the US travel industry. This year’s theme, #TravelForward, will showcase the vital role of travel in driving innovation and economic growth.

“The travel industry fuels every industry—our industry’s success is the nation’s success,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman. “This week is a prime opportunity to elevate the message that travel is essential to moving America’s economy forward.”

Established in 1983, NTTW is an annual tradition to mark the U.S. travel industry’s role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, stimulating business activity, and elevating the quality of life for everyday Americans.

Travel serves as a catalyst for a productive U.S. economy and helps power the success of other industries. The U.S. travel industry generated a $2.6 trillion economic output in 2022 and supported 15 million jobs, fueling communities, small businesses and working families across the country.

In Chester County the travel industry provided $934 million in economic impact in 2021: source Econsult Solutions.

Chester County Tourism Guest Services team is celebrating National Tourism Week by greeting guests at regional Welcome Centers, offering information on Chester County’s many attractions, restaurants, shops, and seasonal events. Guests who stop by the Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center (300 Greenwood Rd. Kennett Square) from May 7 – 13 will receive treats made in Chester County such as tasty Herr’s Snacks and Eclat Chocolates, made with ingredients from Longwood Gardens.

Susan Hamley, Executive Director, Chester County Tourism, stated, “Travel is at the heart of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, powering a strong economy, creating jobs, and strengthening our community’s culture and identity. This National Travel and Tourism Week, we are proud to celebrate all that travel does for our community now, and all that it will contribute in the future.”

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