Visit Mesa is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week, May 7-13, a nationwide effort coordinated by U.S. Travel Association aimed at heightening awareness of the many benefits of tourism.
“National Travel and Tourism Week is celebrated annually to call attention to the impact the travel industry has in America,” said Emily Brozewicz, communications coordinator for Visit Mesa. “Now in its 34th year, communities nationwide will take this week to showcase the benefits this industry provides, as well as highlighting the many faces in travel.
“Visit Mesa’s blog post gives readers an inside look on small business owners in Mesa that benefit from visitor spending. They are among the nearly 180,000 jobs that are directly supported by Arizona’s travel and tourism industry and see a portion of the $58 million that are spent each day in Arizona by visitors,” Brozewicz continued.
“This week presents itself as an opportune time for individuals to start planning their summer travels. Visitors to Mesa can stop by the Mesa Visitors Center for a plethora of information regarding their stay. The lobby features a digital concierge providing guests visitor information that can be texted directly to their smartphone. Printed and digital brochures and maps are available for all regional attractions, activities and outdoor fun,” Brozewicz said.
Residents are encouraged to explore the Mesa Visitors Center, 120 N. Center St., this week.
Visit Mesa will be going live on Facebook tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week and to provide a look at everything the Mesa Visitors Center has to offer.