Las Vegas Celebrates
NTTW17 Travel Rally Day
Tuesday, May 9
Each year during the first or second week in May, the tourism industry nationwide celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week, a program developed by the U.S. Travel Association. This nationwide week of events serves to champion the power of our industry, and is America’s annual salute to travel and tourism. This year’s celebration is taking place May 7-13, 2017.
Join Us on Rally Day “Visitor Appreciation Celebration” (Tue., May 9, 2017 at 2pm-3pm)
We ask that ambassadors show support for Tourism and Travel on Tuesday, May 9, at the Fashion Show Mall Great Hall. The LVCVA will be hosting our annual Travel Rally Day by celebrating the visitors who make Las Vegas the world’s best destination for leisure and business. The visitor appreciation event will feature performances by the Australian Bee Gees and Vox Vegas and will be led by Host Committee Chairman Oscar Goodman, along with his showgirls. We plan to surprise visitors and our local community at the event with not only free entertainment, but free show tickets, attraction admissions, restaurant food and beverage offers and retailer promotional items.
“Go Red” for Tourism (Tue., May 9, 2017)
Let’s paint the town red! Per the U.S. Travel Association, the color red represents unity in our industry among travel and tourism workers and supporters coast-to-coast. We encourage you to wear red during Travel Rally Day on Tuesday, May 9. Additionally, businesses and landmarks throughout the community are encouraged to turn signs, lights and decorations red to mark the occasion. The Host Committee can provide a limited number of red buttons for your staff to wear as well. Be sure to share photos showing your support for National Travel and Tourism Week by tweeting @USTravel @LVCVA using hashtags #NTTW17 & #TourismMatters or posting on the LVCVA Facebook Page.
Visitor Appreciation Give-Aways (Tue., May 9, 2017)
The Host Committee asks ambassadors to join us in surprising visitors on Rally Day at the Fashion Show Mall Great Hall with promotional items or special giveaways to include free room nights or upgrades, show tickets, attraction admissions, or free food and beverage offers. Help us thank tourists for choosing Las Vegas and visiting during National Travel and Tourism Week by representing your company and offering free give-aways that will be broadcast on social media and local media outlets. If you can’t attend the event, you can still send your tickets or offers to the Las Vegas Host Committee and Chair Oscar Goodman will hand them out to visitors.
Show thanks with National Travel and Tourism Week Specials (May 7-13 or May 9, 2017)
National Travel and Tourism Week discounts, specials and signature items provide another fun way to engage our visitors and the local community. Let us know if your business is offering a discount for customers who mention National Travel and Tourism Week, or perhaps your business could attend the Travel Rally on Tuesday, May 9th and offer free food and drink samples or create a signature red item in celebration of the week-long event to hand out to guests. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun!
If your business would like to contribute and/or participate in the National Travel and Tourism Week efforts, please respond by sending your offer to Sandra Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org