Nationwide Journey and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. journey business, will highlight the essential function that journey will play in driving financial restoration efforts and constructing the trail ahead by the theme: Energy of Journey.
Mayor Mike Schutzbach is proclaiming Might 2-8 as Nationwide Journey & Tourism Week within the Metropolis of Effingham. The thirty eighth annual NTTW arrives at an opportune second to acknowledge the significance to the U.S. economic system of initiating a post-pandemic journey restoration.
“NTTW takes on a particular significance this yr because the journey business seems to rebound rapidly from the pandemic and speed up restoration efforts,” stated U.S. Journey Affiliation President and CEO Roger Dow. “The previous yr was extremely difficult, however we noticed the complete energy of the journey business on show in the way in which we united and supported each other by this disaster.”
Earlier than the pandemic, journey generated $179.30 million in expenditures, employed over 1,000 residents and generated $3.65 million in native tax receipts in Effingham County in 2019.
“After a moderately troublesome yr, we’re simply so desperate to welcome guests again to Effingham and assist drive Effingham’s restoration efforts,” stated Effingham Metropolis Tourism Govt Director Jodi Thoele. “Nationwide Journey & Tourism Week is such a enjoyable technique to have fun and acknowledge the contributions of the journey business. The ‘energy of journey’ not solely impacts our native economic system and workforce, however it’s also an integral a part of our neighborhood’s identification and tradition.”
The Effingham Conference and Guests Bureau (CVB) plans to have fun this week by highlighting the ability of journey on social media all week lengthy. The Effingham CVB can be giving freely prizes on the finish of the week. To register to win a $100 present card to Elevate Trampoline Park in Champaign, a $50 Effingham present basket or a $25 Effingham present basket, residents can cease by the Effingham Customer Heart (1505 Hampton Dr.) from Might 3 to 7. Residents and guests that come into the Customer Heart throughout Nationwide Journey and Tourism Week will even obtain a free popcorn ball from Downtown Popcorn Firm (whereas provides final).
You too can register to win on-line. Watch CVB’s Fb web page, “Go to Effingham”, for the hyperlink to be shared on Monday. A winner will likely be drawn after midday on Friday, Might 7. For extra data, go to www.visiteffinghamil.com, Fb: Go to Effingham, or name 217-342-5310.