National Travel and Tourism Week
May 6 - May 12, 2018


National Travel and Tourism Week is May 6 -12, and this year's theme-- Travel Then and Now--is especially appropriate, as North Carolina’s Welcome Centers commemorate 50 years of service to the state’s visitors. 

Every day since the doors opened at the I-85 North Welcome Center in Warren County in August, 1968, professional travel counselors have demonstrated North Carolina’s famous hospitality, while promoting thousands of tourism-related businesses — attractions, accommodations, restaurants, events and more — to visitors already in the state actively seeking travel information.

Each year, North Carolina's nine Welcome Centers celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week by inviting travel partners to help thank visitors for traveling to the state.

For those in the travel industry, Tourism Week provides an excellent opportunity to bring your message directly to visitors in the state seeking travel information. Attractions, accommodations and other tourism-related businesses are invited to coordinate participation in Tourism Week; there is no charge to participate, but space is limited and reservations are required. 

NC Welcome Center Activities

North Carolina's nine Welcome Centers will celebrate Tourism Week at each location.

Wednesday, May 9

Thursday, May 10

Friday, May 11



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