St. Bernard Parish News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lenor W. Duplessis - May 2, 2016
Public Information Officer
St. Bernard Parish Tourism Department Celebrates National Tourism Week
Visit the Visitor’s Center May 4th thru 6th
National Travel and Tourism Week, now in its 33rd year, is the annual salute to travel in America. The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983.
The purpose of National Travel and Tourism Week is to create a greater appreciation of travel and tourism’s impact on our local economy. When people make the choice to travel to St. Bernard Parish, it makes an enormous impact on the residents who live and work here. Travel is a force that can drive our Parish’s economic recovery.
Travel also greatly benefits our relationships, families, and children. Kids who travel with their families are more likely to attend college, and earn more as adults. Travel is also good for our well-being—numerous research studies have confirmed the positive health effects of travel and time off, thus reducing the risk of heart disease and decreasing depression. That’s a platform anyone can support!
To mark this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, the St. Bernard Parish Office of Tourism invites you to stop by the Visitors’ Center on May 4th, 5th and 6th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. located at 409 Aycock Street in Arabi, LA to meet our staff, pick up a visitors’ guide, and enjoy a complimentary gift.
This week, we are celebrating what travel means to our community, and we call on everyone, from elected officials to local residents, to join us in saluting this important industry. Please stop by the Visitors’ Center to support National Travel and Tourism Week.