National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 (May 1-7) spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry.

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength and promising future of the U.S. travel and tourism industry.

The 39th annual NTTW, taking place May 1-7, recognizes the Future of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in rebuilding the workforce, helping communities recover, fostering sustainability, ushering in new innovations and reconnecting travelers in the U.S. and around the world.

Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, the travel industry was a powerful economic engine, supporting jobs and driving local economies in every pocket of America. Travel generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs and delivered a $51 billion trade surplus to the U.S.

While the industry was hit hard by the challenges of the past two years, we are recovering and positioning our industry for a return to growth. There is great optimism among American travelers to get back on the road and see our great country.

We have overcome many obstacles, and the future is bright.

That’s why here in Cottage Grove and across America, we are using NTTW to recognize the contributions of the U.S. travel industry and how we will grow a more dynamic, innovative, sustainable and inclusive future. While the pandemic was a setback, it’s also an opportunity to reimagine the industry to be greater than ever before.

Discover Cottage Grove is participating in NTTW by continuing to bring you monthly updates on upcoming events and activities in our area, informing local businesses of large-scale events in the area that could impact business, planning for Cottage Grove Community Night at the St. Paul Saints game, attending the Strawberry Fest Marketplace and much more!

From the Strawberry Fest to the Haunting Experience, Cottage Grove’s travel and tourism industry contributes so much to our local economy and the spirit of our community.

From all of us at Discover Cottage Grove, we are excited for all of the promising things ahead for Cottage Grove and the U.S. travel industry.

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