The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced local activities as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW). Huntsville Attractions Week, which coincides with NTTW dates of May 1-7, will highlight the area’s various attractions, outdoor offerings, and unique entertainment venues. Each day (Monday-Friday) will have a dedicated theme:
May 2 - Outdoors
May 3 – History
May 4 - Space
May 5 - Arts and Culture
May 6 - Unique Venues.
The Rocket City boasts a wide range of attractions and museums, including one of the most visited, paid-entry attractions in the state – the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Huntsville attractions cater to a variety of interests, like the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville Museum of Art, and Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Others like Burritt on the Mountain, the EarlyWorks Family of Museums, U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and the Weeden House Museum & Garden showcase the area’s rich history.
Background on National Travel and Tourism Week
NTTW is spearheaded by the U.S. Travel Association and celebrates the contributions of the U.S. travel industry. This year’s campaign spotlights the role that travel plays in driving economic recovery and building the path forward through the theme, The Future of Travel.
Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by Congress in 1983 to elevate the economic power of travel in the U.S. The 39th annual NTTW recognizes the importance to the U.S. economy of continuing a post-pandemic travel recovery.
“The CVB is eagerly welcoming visitors who are driving increasing demand for Huntsville’s hospitality industry. National Travel and Tourism Week helps to remind visitors and residents of the incredible contributions of the travel industry not just to our local economy and workforce, but to our community’s identity and culture,” said Judy Ryals, President/CEO of the CVB.