Now more than ever, we recognize and celebrate our need to travel.
Each year, Louisville Tourism participates in National Travel and Tourism Week, an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community, an opportunity to showcase the strength of the industry and celebrate the 27,000 local workers who make Bourbon City such a special destination. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. This year, more than ever, the travel and tourism industry must unite together, support each other and remind the country that even through the most difficult times, the spirit of travel cannot be broken. And now is a time for the spirit of travel to be protected and supported.
While in-person events are not permitted, we want to take the time to celebrate the #SpiritOfTravel during National Tourism Week.
We invite you to join us May 3-9 to honor the spirit of travel in recognition of the tourism industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency. Show Us Your Spirit of Travel by posting a selfie toasting with your favorite “spirit” and wearing your favorite Kentucky Derby hat using #SpiritOfTravel #KyDerbyAtHome . Please note photos posted using Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the public setting will appear here.
Tune into this music playlist for a local rendition of My Old Kentucky Home, Bluegrass state themed songs and Kentucky bred singers.
The Tourism Industry in the Louisville area is 27,000 workers strong, many of whom are eagerly waiting to return to work to showcase our city’s gracious hospitality. We are inviting our industry workforce to join us for a special National Tourism Week Virtual Attraction Network Meeting on May 7- for Louisville Tourism partners with highlights including State of the Industry updates given by Karen Williams - Louisville Tourism CEO, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Mike Berry, Kentucky State Tourism Commissioner Mike Mangeot, Kentucky Industry Association CEO Hank Phillips and a Virtual Happy Hour toast to the #SpiritOfTravel