Governor Abbott Proclaims “Travel and Tourism Week” as Industry Bounces Back from Pandemic

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed May 2-8 as Travel and Tourism Week in Texas.

According to the Governor, the week is intended to highlight the impact of the travel and tourism industry on the state of Texas and the resilience of the industry  during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In Texas, we know that it is not our challenges that define us, but rather how we overcome them, and the men and women of our travel and tourism industry have set their sights firmly on the future by charting a road to recovery,” reads the Governor’s proclamation. “At this time, I join my fellow Texans in recognizing the power of travel to drive economic recovery in Texas and in celebrating the contributions of the travel and tourism industry in the Lone Star State. I encourage everyone, both Texans and non-Texans alike, to visit to learn more about the boundless opportunities that await those who are ready to take on their next adventure.”

According to the Governor, 1 in 10 Texas jobs were created by travel prior to the pandemic, and the travel industry was responsible for a $169.8 billion economic impact to the Texas economy.

Abbott said that Texas has already started to see rebounds in travel based on hotel bookings during and since spring break.

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