May 19-25 is National Travel and Tourism Week and we’re celebrating the industry’s critical role in powering economies, communities and connections. Visit Bentonville is proud to be contributing to our great city through the positive impact of tourism, follow us on social media to learn more about our impact.  

Established in 1983, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition to celebrate the U.S. travel community and travel’s essential role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, inspiring new businesses and elevating the quality of life for Americans every day. 
TRAVEL. Powering the Economy. Connecting America. 
  • National Travel and Tourism Week celebrates the industry’s critical role in powering our nation’s economy, communities and connections. Together, let’s demonstrate our industry’s critical importance—in every corner of our country. 
  • Travel is a $2.8 trillion industry that supports nearly 15 million American jobs while fueling other important industries like manufacturing, health care and agriculture—all which depend on travel to generate business, spur innovation and support education. 
  • The travel industry is essential to America’s success—it is an economic powerhouse that unites people, benefits society and is paramount to the United States’ global competitiveness. 
  • It’s important to continue to grow this vital sector of the U.S. economy. We must elevate the perceived value of the industry among policymakers, opinion leaders and business leaders.
NTTW Web Traffic

National Travel and Tourism Week had a lasting impact on our web traffic, and in the three weeks following NTTW, we observed the following effects (compared with 2023):

NTTW Web Stats