We live in a time when even the unlikeliest of subjects can receive a day commemorating their importance. In May alone we have Scurvy Awareness Day, Hug Your Cat Day* and National Lost Sock Memorial Day in addition to the traditional Cinco de Mayo. Here’s our take on the subject: If a lost sock can bag its own offbeat holiday, why can’t something as important to Americans as travel and tourism have an entire week to itself?
With the advent of National Travel & Tourism Week, now it does!
The theme of this year’s National Travel & Tourism Week is Travel Matters, whereby each of the seven days from May 5-11 is assigned a reason why Travel Matters (as determined by those high priests of the local tourism industry, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority).
If you want to read in-depth analyses on why Travel Matters, please click here. You’ll learn why getting off your sofa and going places is so vital to our economy, jobs, health and families among other important reasons.
*A close relative to National Hairball Awareness Day, which falls on April 29.