Castle Island, Pleasure Bay in South Boston

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, spotlights resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with this year’s theme: the Spirit of Travel. NTTW takes place from May 3-9, 2020.

Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S.

“Through every hardship, I find myself in awe of the travel industry’s ability to join together, adapt, and emerge stronger than before,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “This is our toughest challenge yet, but what I’ve seen is that the spirit of travel has not been shattered.”

Follow #VirtualRoadTrip on social media to see what Massachusetts and other cities, states and destinations are posting to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week.

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination.  Here is a list of the 16 Regional Tourism Councils (RTCs) in Massachusetts.

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