Visit Grand Junction is celebrating the Spirit of Travel for National Travel & Tourism Week by recognizing the hospitality teams who work tirelessly to provide memories and unique experiences for all of us.
Our vibrant community is known for its western hospitality, largely due to the talented and passionate professionals who work tirelessly to provide exceptional experiences that we all get to enjoy.
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) was established in 1983, to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal wellbeing. Today, NTTW is celebrated nationwide to honor the hospitality industry, which supported 15.8 million jobs in 2019, including those who work directly in the travel industry and other industries affected by tourism.
Travel also provides significant economic benefits for the nation, generating more than $2.6 trillion in economic output last year. More than 83% of those travel & tourism businesses are small, locally owned businesses.
Locally, visitor spending accounts for one-third of the City’s sales tax base, according to the most recent 2016 economic impact study by Summit Economics (a new study will be released this year). This is significant, considering that Visit Grand Junction represents only 2.2% of the City’s overall budget.
While Grand Junction cannot welcome visitors right now, we invite you to get involved by tagging us in social media @VisitGrandJunction. Share a post with what the Spirit of Travel means to you or activities you love to enjoy!
You can also share your support of the industry with your fellow colleagues and neighbors, by tagging #NTTW20 and #SpiritofTravel.