Celebrate National Tourism Week May 4-12
Release Date: Apr 30, 2013
Destinations across the country are invited to celebrate this week by spotlighting the significant positive impact the travel and tourism industry has on local communities, states and the country as a whole. It is one of the largest industries and employers in the U.S., and international travel to our country makes tourism the largest services export industry in the U.S. In Minnesota alone, the tourism industry generates $11.9 billion in gross sales, and employs almost 240,000. During National Tourism Week, share messages about tourism through Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
Here are some facts and figures to share about Minnesota tourism, including the impact for each county:
This toolkit provides resources for National Tourism Week, including tips for using social media to get the message out: