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.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is having an unprecedented impact on the travel industry and the entire economy. Now more than ever, the travel and tourism community must come together, support each other and remind our country that even through the most difficult times, the Spirit of Travel cannot be broken.
Why Travel and Tourism matters to Limestone County and Alabama?
In 2019, Travelers are estimated to have spent more than $16.8 billion in Alabama
In 2019, an estimated 28.7 million people visited Alabama
In 2019, Travelers spent $145,077,678 in expenditures in Limestone County
Every $119,237 of travel-related expenditures creates one direct job in Alabama
In 2019, Travel-related earnings for Limestone County generated $43,858,282
In 2019, more than $879 million of state and local tax revenues were generated by travel and tourism activities -- 7.5 percent of Alabama's Gross Domestic Product - overall production
In 2019, Limestone County collected $722,738 in State Lodging Taxes
In 2019, $61,634,711 of Alabama's 4% state lodging tax went to the state's General Fund.
In 2019, Travel and Tourism in Alabama relieved $537.00 of tax burden from each household
In 2019, estimated 208,623 jobs – 10.1 percent of non-agricultural employment in Alabama – were directly or indirectly attributable to the travel and tourism industry.
In 2019, Travel and Tourism provided 1,152 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
2021 To Be Announced
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