National Travel and Tourism Week

What is National Travel and Tourism Week?

-National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is celebrating 35 years! 
-During the first full week in May (6-12), communities nationwide unite to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and media.

Visitor spending totals $1.4 Billion annually
in Oneida County.

Travel has always been an industry of opportunity and is an indispensable source of America jobs- many of which cannot be outsourced. 
-The travel industry is America's seventh-largest employer: supporting 15.6 million jobs (8.8 million directly in the travel industry and 6.8 million in other industries). In Oneida County, the travel industry supports 19,214 jobs! 

The travel industry is an essential economic driver and job creator. 
-Travel generates $2.4 trillion for the U.S. economy and is America's second largest industry export. 
-Tax revenue from travel spending for federal, state and local governments totaled $164.8 billion in 2017. 
-Here in Oneida County, the travel industry generates $1.4 Billion in economic impact. 

Travel and tourism are key to helping communities grow and thrive nationwide.
-In the last decade alone, travel's economic output increased from $697 million to $990 million, supporting a total of 16.2 million jobs overall! 
-In the last seven years, visitor spending in Oneida County has increased by 50% from $950 Million in 2009 to $1.4 Billion in 2016.
-State and local sales tax revenue generated from visitor spending saves the average household in Oneida County $1,824 per year in taxes.

So get out next week! Take the kids to Utica Children's Museum or Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo, have lunch at Voss BBQ or Bonomo's Dari Creme . Kick back at Marquee Cinema's or take a trip back in time at the Cinema Capitol. Challenge your sweetheart to a game of mini-golf at Gold Rush and afterward, grab bogo drinks and appetizers at Carmella's! There is something for everyone in Oneida County and we thank you for continuously loving local. Get social and engage with the #NTTW18 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram! Don't forget to #ocnewyork so we can see and share your adventures!