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Visit Madison, Inc. Moves Travel Forward This National Travel and Tourism Week

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual industry celebration

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Madison, Indiana | May 5, 2023National Travel and Tourism Week, (NTTW) the annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward.

Established in 1983, NTTW is an annual tradition to mark the U.S. travel industry’s role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, stimulating business activity and elevating the quality of life for everyday Americans.

The most recent economic data shows Madison & Jefferson County hosts over half a million visitors each year and the travel industry drives a $51.5 million visitor spending economic impact, up an astounding 25% over the year prior. *

Travel serves as a catalyst for a productive U.S. economy and helps power the success of other industries. The U.S. travel industry generated a $2.6 trillion economic output in 2022 and supported 15 million jobs, fueling communities, small businesses and working families across the country.

In Jefferson County alone, tourism spending contributes over $5.5 million in state and local taxes, which relieves the tax burden of each household in the county by $432.

Visit Madison, Inc. is recognizing travel’s essential contributions by partnering with other local tourism businesses and organizations to highlight all of the things that make our community an attractive place to visit. discounted history tours, trolley rides, volunteer recognition, artist celebrations, live music around town and more. See event link here to view up to date information.

Said Andrew Forrester, Visit Madison, Inc. Executive Tourism Director “Tourism is an essential part of the economic vitality of Madison and Jefferson County. Over 500 local jobs are supported by tourism and the impact keeps growing every year. We continue to see our visitor numbers grow each year, and that is all thanks to the dedication and hospitality of the businesses and organizations that make Madison such a special place. During this week of celebrating travel & tourism, I hope all residents will join in celebrating the positive impact that tourism has on our community.”

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