Established in 1983 by President Reagan, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is the annual salute to travel in America.
During the first full week in May, communities nationwide unite around a common theme to showcase travel’s contributions to the economy and American jobs.
This year, the travel industry is coming together to celebrate why “Travel Matters,” spotlighting a different way travel matters each day to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
Why Travel and Tourism matters to Limestone County and Alabama?
In 2017, Travelers are estimated to have spent more than $14.3 billion in Alabama
In 2017, Travelers spent $124,933,081 in expenditures in Limestone County
In 2017, Travel-related earnings for Limestone County generated $37,576,505
In 2017, more than $879 million of state and local tax revenues were generated by travel and tourism activities
In 2017, Limestone County collected $622,838 in State Lodging Taxes
In 2017, $52,997,000 of Alabama's 4% state lodging tax went to the state's General Fund.
In 2017, Travel and Tourism in Alabama relieved $467.00 of tax burden from each household
In 2017, estimated 186,906 jobs – 9.4 percent of non-agricultural employment in Alabama – were directly or indirectly attributable to the travel and tourism industry.
In 2017, Travel and Tourism provided 1,028 directly-related jobs to Limestone County Residents
Join us at the Ardmore Welcome Center for Tourism Day Interstate 65 Mile Marker 363/Upper Elkton Road in Elkmont
May 23, 2019 10:00AM-3:00PM
as we celebrate the impact of Travel and Tourism on the Nation, State of Alabama and our Community with the Alabama Department of Transportation Welcome Center Staff and other agencies and businesses from throughout Alabama