Visit McAllen Celebrates NTTW

Visit McAllen Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

Published April 2019

WHO:         Steve Ahlenius, President, McAllen Chamber of Commerce

                    McAllen Mayor, Jim Darling

WHAT:       National Travel & Tourism Week

WHEN:       Monday, May 6, 2019     10:00a.m.

WHERE:    McAllen Convention Center – Oval Park

                  700 Convention Center Boulevard


Visit McAllen will lead McAllen’s travel and tourism community during a weeklong celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week, May 5-11, 2019.

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) unites communities across the country to celebrate how travel matters to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being. 

The theme of this year’s NTTW, “Travel Matters,” highlights the innumerable ways in which travel makes up the fabric of McAllen’s culture and economy.  NTTW celebrates all different facets of travel: the economy, new experiences, jobs, infrastructure, health benefits, hometown pride and how travel strengthens families. 

“I am proud to join the McAllen Convention & Visitors Bureau in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week,” said Mayor Jim Darling.  “The travel and tourism industry is crucial to the local, state and national economy, from the travel-related taxes and revenue that are generated, and for the millions of people that are employed directly and indirectly in the diverse jobs in the travel industry.  From airline and hotel employees to restaurant, attraction and retail workers, these employees not only assist those who travel to McAllen for business or pleasure, but also and more importantly, they represent our city to them.  Those workers help to fuel our local economy and I salute and thank everyone who works in this industry for their service to those who travel and continue to return to McAllen.”

The celebration kicks off May 6th with the unveiling of a specially designed photo op piece that will be located at the McAllen Convention Center – Oval Park. Other activities include the McAllen Chamber Greeters welcoming arrivals at the McAllen International Airport on May 7th and rounding out the week on May 11th Commissioner Omar Quintanilla will help celebrate travel & tourism at Sunset Live at the McAllen Convention Center with “Be a Visitor in Your Hometown” Staycation packages and Aeromar ticket giveaways.