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Springfield, IL Shows Support of Travel and Tourism Industry
Visit Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will celebrate
National Travel & Tourism week May 2-7 with programming and special events.
Visit Springfield will host the Sam Madonia Morning Show at the Springfield
Visitors Center in downtown on Wednesday, May 4 from 6am-9am to emphasize the important
role travel & tourism play in our community.
Visit Springfield will host Capitol Radio Group and Rewind 93.5 for
a two-hour radio remote May 4th, 3p-5p at the Visitors Center.
· Thursday, May 5 the Central IL Customer Service Association
presented by Visit Springfield will host Author and Keynote Speaker Aaron
Davis. Aaron is a leading authority & expert on the importance of having a
Positive Attitude and has shared his message with over a million people about
how, “It’s not WHAT you do; instead, it’s HOW you do it.” As a member of the 1994 National Championship
Nebraska Football team and working with numerous corporations &
organizations, he understands firsthand what it takes to perform like a
champion & experience incredible results both personally &
professionally by maintaining a positive attitude!
Friday, May 6 the Visit Springfield Team will be on the Old State
Capitol Plaza, just outside of the Visitors Center to interact and welcome
guests to our city and to hand out commemorative takeaways from 10am-4pm.
events are part of the 39th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW),
which unites communities across the country to celebrate how travel matters to
American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
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.”
numbers speak for themselves. Travel supports one in nine American jobs,
including 3,500 right here in Sangamon County,” said Scott Dahl, Director,
Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This week, we are celebrating
travel’s $483 million impact on our community and hoping to communicate on the
overall value and contribution tourism makes to our quality of life in
Springfield. We’re calling on everyone—from elected officials to all of our
local friends and neighbors—to join us in saluting this important industry, and
to support pro-travel and tourism efforts and legislation at the local, state
and national level.”
we have overcome our industry’s most devastating crisis—and now, the importance
of travel is clearer than ever before. As we shift our focus forward, together,
we are defining a more innovative, inclusive and globally competitive
each locally owned business to the largest of sites and attractions, travel
employs a diverse workforce in Springfield and Sangamon County:
local figures are an important part of travel’s economic nationwide impact. Travel is a $2.6 trillion economic output in the U.S. Visitors support 17 million American jobs and travel-related spending generated $51 billion in trade surplus to
see daily how much travel & tourism matters to our community and are eager
to welcome even more visitors, both domestic and international, here to show
them what makes Springfield, IL a unique, affordable, walkable and friendly
place to visit.