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National Travel & Tourism Week

May 7-13, 2023

National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) is a tradition celebrated annually since 1984. The event was established as National Tourism Week when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 designating the week to be celebrated in May. In a White House ceremony, President Reagan even signed a Presidential Proclamation urging citizens to observe the week with ceremonies and activities in their communities. 

Every year, New Orleans & Company, along with our major tourism partners, join cities across the United States to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week and the industry that employs thousands of locals and brings billions of dollars to our city annually.

And if you’re interested in starting your own career in this amazing industry, visit


Join us for these great events during the week of NTTW

Weds., May 10 | YLC Wednesday At The Square

Join us in our VIP tent on Wednesday, May 10 from 5-8 p.m. for YLC Wednesday at the Square at Lafayette Square. Musical Line up includes Nigel Hall + Miss Mojo. Thank you for your support. All of the spots available have been filled. Please use the link below to indicate your interest and if any additional spots become available, we will reach out on a first come first served basis. 

Thurs., May 11 | Pep Rally @ The Sugar Mill

Join us at The Sugar Mill on Thursday, May 11 from 9-10:30 a.m. as we celebrate our industry and workforce.

We will have light food, entertainment, recognize individuals in tourism who show their passion for hospitality each and every day, as well as prizes for individual and company costumes, branding, etc. Prize categories include:

  • Individuals: Best Costume & Most Spirited 
  • Company: Best Branding & Most Spirited 

So come out with your colleagues in your best costumes or branded attire and celebrate the importance of our industry. 

Please let us know how many of your staff will be in attendance, by clicking below.

Fri., May 12 | Community Service Day

Wrapping Up National Travel and Tourism Week New Orleans & Company will be hosting a community service event from 2-5pm with

There is also a donation option available for the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Hospitality Cares program. Donations can be made to use these links:

Printable NTTW Event Calendar

Click the image below to view the high-res event calendar for download or print.

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Click image for printable high-res version.

Photos & Videos From Previous Years

National Travel & Tourism Week Parade | 2022
National Travel & Tourism Week Parade Video | 2022