Mayor Jacobs Honors Industry

Mayor Jacobs Honors Industry


The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel & Tourism Week. First celebrated in 1984, the travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways.

Here in Orlando, we kicked off National Travel & Tourism Week activities at the Board of County Commissioners meeting led by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. During the meeting, Mayor Jacobs praised the "hard-working men and women in tourism" for their role in attracting and hosting the record 59 million visitors who came to Orlando in 2013. Without these visitors our community would not be able to undertake premier quality-of-life projects, such as the Amway Center, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the revitalization of the Citrus Bowl Stadium and the planned MLS soccer stadium.

Mayor Jacobs proclaimed the week of May 3-11, 2014, as Travel & Tourism Week in Orange County, and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer did the same at a separate meeting on behalf of the city. Throughout the week, many of the 1,200 member companies that Visit Orlando has the privilege to represent will participate in events ranging from our annual Travel & Tourism luncheon, to the I-Drive 5K Run.

No matter how you celebrate the week, please be sure to take the opportunity to thank the men and women in our community who make it all possible.


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