National Travel and Tourism Week May 3-9

Arkansas will celebrate the “Spirit of Travel” during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9. This year, the week will highlight travel’s ability to provide resilience and hope.“There’s no doubt this has been an incredibly challenging time,” said Travis Napper, director of Arkansas Tourism, “but National Travel and Tourism Week is an opportunity to remind our visitors and our residents of the incredible spirit and resiliency of the travel industry and our workforce. It’s only a matter of time before we all get moving again, and Arkansas will be more ready than ever to welcome travelers with open arms.”

Until then, you can visit Arkansas from the comfort of your own home. Discover puzzles, Zoom backgrounds, virtual tours and other fun activities for all ages at

“I’m so proud to celebrate the spirit of Arkansas this week. From the mountains of the Ozarks and Ouachitas, to the rich cultural heritage of Arkansas’s Delta region, to our beautiful waterways, The Natural State has proven its moniker time and time again,” said Napper.

Celebrated annually the first full week in May, National Travel and Tourism Week was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S.

For more information about Arkansas or to read travel planning articles for the future, visit

About Arkansas Tourism
Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, strives to expand the economic impact of travel and tourism in the state and enhance the quality of life for all Arkansans. The division manages 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and employs more than 60 staff members across The Natural State. For more information, visit

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