Cruise Planners – Melita Martin Radtke Celebrates the ‘Power of Travel’
National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 (May 2-8) spotlights the collective strength of the
U.S. travel industry.
Rancho Mirage, CA — National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions of
the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight the critical role that travel will play in driving economic recovery efforts and
building the path forward through the theme Power 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 38th annual NTTW (May 2-8) arrives at an opportune moment to recognize the
importance to the U.S. economy of initiating a post-pandemic travel recovery.
“NTTW takes on a special significance this year as the travel industry looks to rebound quickly from the pandemic
and accelerate recovery efforts,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “The past year was
incredibly challenging, but we saw the full power of the travel industry on display in the way we united and supported
one another through this crisis.”
“Before the pandemic, travel generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs and
delivered a $51 billion trade surplus to the U.S.—evidence of the outsized role the industry will play in America’s
broader economic recovery,” said Dow.
Cruise Planners is saluting the power of travel by reigniting passion for travel and reviving communities with special
pricing. Check out https://www.deserttravelgroup.com/TravelDeals/LandingPage for more details.
Said Melita Martin Radtke: “Despite the hardships of the last year, Cruise Planners is ready and eager to welcome
back visitors and help drive Coachella Valley’s recovery efforts. National Travel and Tourism Week is an
opportunity 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.”
Please visit ustravel.org/NTTW to learn more about National Travel and Tourism Week.