River Parishes Tourist Commission celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week 2022

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2022

LAPLACE — National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the critical role that travel will play in driving economic growth and building the path forward through the theme “Future of Travel.”

This year’s theme elevates how the travel industry can restore the workforce, help communities recover, foster sustainability, usher in new innovations, and reconnect travelers in the U.S. and around the world.

Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 39th annual NTTW (May 1-7) arrives as the industry looks ahead to future growth and success following the challenges of the past two years.

“NTTW has special significance this year as the travel industry looks ahead to a bright future,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “This NTTW is an opportunity to recognize the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry and how we are rebuilding to be more dynamic, innovative, sustainable and inclusive in the months and years to come.”

Louisiana’s River Parishes is celebrating travel’s promising future by producing a virtual vacation video series, Streamin’ on the River. This series will be posted on www.LARiverParishes.comwww.StreaminOnTheRiver.com, and www.Facebook.com/LARiverParishes during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7. Posts and updates will take place through these media streams at 4 p.m. CST daily, to take a deeper look into the region. This video series will feature content that showcases the vast attractions and history in Louisiana’s River Parishes (St. Charles Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, and St. James Parish). A sneak peek of the topics covered include performances at Lafon Performing Arts Center, live music in Louisiana’s River Parishes; including American Idol contestant Kevin Gullage, features on the Alligator Festival, French speaking tours at Laura Plantation, history from the 1811 Kid Ory Historic House, the award-winning Andouille Trail, New Orleans Swamp Country, andso much more! Stories are so interesting #OutHere that you won’t want to miss a single video!

Louisiana’s River Parishes plays an essential role in rebuilding the tourism and travel industry and the U.S. economy. They are proud to be part of the #FutureOfTravel and #NTTW22.

Said Jay Robichaux, executive director: “Louisiana’s River Parishes is planning for a future that will strengthen the tri-parish region’s tourism industry and economy. This National Travel and Tourism Week, we are spotlighting how travel benefits our workforce, supports our local economy, fosters sustainability and innovations, and reconnects Americans to each other and the world, through Streamin’ on the River.”

Please visit ustravel.org/NTTW and www.LARiverParishes.com to learn more about National Travel and Tourism Week and Streamin’ on the River.

Louisiana’s River Parishes Tourist Commission is the official destination and marketing organization and driving force for tourism in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James Parishes. The organization offers assistance to visitors, advocates for its stakeholders, and stimulates the region’s economic growth.