Visit Tampa Bay Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

Visit Tampa Bay Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

Tampa, FL (May 2, 2022) – In association U.S. Travel Association, Visit Tampa BayCelebrate the Power of Travel with destinations across the country during this year’s “National Travel and Tourism Week,”Beginning Sunday, May 1, through Saturday, May 7, 20,22

“The Tampa Bay tourism and hospitality industry continues to reach new heights and drive economic impact to Hillsborough County through visitation,” says Santiago C. Corrada, President andCEO Visit Tampa Bay. “National Travel and Tourism Week is a time to reflect on Tampa Bay’s incredible growth and success and gaining international recognition as a leisure and convention destination. It is also a time to celebrate the local hospitality industry and our 750+ partners, stakeholders and tourism champions whose efforts have helped transform our tourism economy into a nationwide leader.”

Visit Tampa BayThe significant contributions of the hospitality industry will be celebrated andTourism industry is a local business andThe following events will bring together community members and industry peers:

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2009:

Regional Red Lighting Demonstration

Visit Tampa BayThe week begins with highlighting Tampa Bay’s landmarks in red, the official color of National Travel and Tourism Week.

The lighting ceremony is open to all landmarks

  • Old City Hall
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay
  • Sparkman Wharf
  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • ZooTampa in Lowry Park
  • Tampa International Airport
  • Riverwalk Tampa
  • Kennedy Blvd and Platt Street Bridges
  • Curtis Hixon Park


TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2013:

TourismGive Back 

During TourismMembers of the Giving Back Society Tampa Bay tourism industry will gather for volunteer shifts from 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Feeding Tampa BayTo support the community.



Annual National Tourism WeekLuncheon

Celebrate the local community Visit Tampa BayIt will be hosted at its Annual National Tourism Week Luncheon on May 5th from 11:00am – 1:30pm at the TampaConvention Center.


FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2006:

‘Pineapple Cup’ Battle of the Bay Bocce Ball Tournament 

Both sides of the BayIt will be taken to the Bocce Ball courts Visit Tampa Bay and VisitSt. Pete/Clearwater join forces for friendly competition at The Cuban Club’s 2nd Annual Pineapple Cup, May 6, at The Cuban Club.

Visit Tampa BayContinue the weeklong celebration with additional activities, including:



Recognizance andTourism support andHospitality in the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners will proclaim May 1 – 7, 2022 Tampa Bay Tourism Week”.


Tee Off Tourism

Tee Off TourismThe following is a presentation by Visit Tampa Bay andHillsborough County Hotel Motel Association (HCHMA) returns to Saddlebrook Resort. This popular golf tournament will be held on Friday, April 29 from 9:00am – 5:00pm with food andAll day beverages available andFollow up with a reception


Partner Appreciation Visits 

Visit Tampa Bay andIts team members will visit its partners to participate in this outreach initiative andYou can show your appreciation by giving small tokens throughout the week.


Bern Laxer Award for Excellence 

Visit Tampa BayThe Bern Laxer Awards for Excellence will be returning to recognize individuals nominated for outstanding efforts in making sure visitors have an unforgettable experience in the destination. 

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