National Travel and Tourism Week— May 1 to 7, 2022
Morristown, NJ…..The Morris County Tourism Bureau is proud to take part in the tourism industry‘s National Travel and Tourism Week to be held this year from May 1 to 7. The past two years have been the hardest the travel industry has ever faced with lengthy closures, record job losses, difficulty rehiring, uncertainty, and anxiety. It was two years without travel to visit friends and family, experience the benefits of travel, or a chance for relaxation and renewal.
National Travel and Tourism Week is a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the importance and value that travel holds for the economy, businesses, communities, and personal well-being.
For Morris County and New Jersey, projections are for a strong tourism season, approaching 2019 levels. However, these projections are tempered by rising gas prices, the war in Ukraine, continuing Covid challenges, and inflation.
The great news is that domestic travel, with pent-up demand and the lifting of some Covid restrictions, plus high vaccination rates, has produced a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2022 and beyond.
During National Travel and Tourism Week, tourism professionals are setting their eyes on the future—#FutureOfTravel—a future where we can all reconnect, where flying is easy and better than Zoom, where travel is faster, more seamless and safer than before Covid.
Travel professionals predict that travel will soon roar back to pre-pandemic levels, to the time when travel contributed $2.6 trillion to the U.S. economy and employed 17 million people. The immediate priorities include re-igniting In-person Meetings and Events, restoring inbound International Travel, and maintaining Leisure Travel Demand.
The Morris County Tourism Bureau can connect you with local events and happenings during National Travel and Tourism Week through its website morristourism.org. On the website, sign up for a weekly E-Newsletter that focuses on local events. For travel within New Jersey, check out the state’s travel website at visitnj.org which also features Morris County tourism sites and events.
By Noelle Gemma