Join Visit Mesa and the U.S. Travel Association as we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week 2019, May 5-11. The theme “Travel Matters” recognizes the importance of travel and how it can strengthen communities. Throughout the week, the U.S. Travel Association will highlight the seven impacts that travel can have on a destination and why it is vital to society.  Not only does traveling create a thrilling and relaxing experience, but it also opens doors for new opportunities. Take a moment to learn more about why your travel matters to Mesa. 

National Tourism and Travel Week

Travel Matters to the Economy and Jobs

 

According to the U.S Travel Association, Overall traveler spending in 2018 totaled out to be $1.1 trillion and supported 15.7 million American jobs.

 

Mesa is the 3rd largest city in Arizona and 35th largest city in the U.S. with a population of 496,401 people. As a tourist destination, we are visited by more than 2.4 million visitors annually, which directly supports jobs and opportunities for residents around the area. The importance of traveling not only enriches the community but can change people's lives within it. 

 

Travel Matters for Families and New Experiences Girl looking at Heiroglypics

Vacations offer quality time for families and are crucial for childhood growth. According to the U.S Travel Association,  62% of adults say that their earliest memories were of family vacations taken when they were between ages 5 and 10.  Mesa is the perfect destination for families because of our variety of kid-friendly hikes, activities, and events that take place throughout the area. There are many unique and unforgettable experiences for travelers of all ages when they visit City Limitless.

 

Travel Matters to Hometown Pride  

Did you know that when residents are prideful in where they live, they become ambassadors by promoting their communities to others? U.S Travel Association states that over half of leisure travel is to visit friends or family. Mesa takes pride in being a family-friendly travel destination that benefits both residents and travelers! Locals love our native neighbors and the cultural aspects of our community. 

 

Travel Helps America Stay Connected Downtown Mesa Light Rail

Numerous types of mobility are available for residents and visitors of City Limitless. No matter what community or landscape tourists wish to travel to, Mesa offers plenty of transportation options including 26 miles of light rail access from Downtown Mesa hotels!

 

Travel Matters for Health

It's safe to say that travelers feel more well-rested and recharged after a much-needed vacation. U.S. Travel Association explains that vacation can reduce stress, improve heart health and create a stronger connection with loved ones. Not only is traveling great for the heart, mind, and soul, it also can keep you in shape! There are limitless amounts of active adventures when tourists visit Mesa. From hiking our beloved trails, to paddle boarding through our waterways, Mesa offers some of the most thrilling adventures one can have in Arizona. Be an explorer next time you visit City Limitless!