Visit Austin kicks off the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) with the second annual Tourism & Hospitality Career Fair, connecting hospitality businesses with local talent.  NTTW, is celebrated in communities nationwide to showcase the impact of travel to policymakers, business leaders and media through events and other activities. Throughout the week, Visit Austin will celebrate NTTW with live music performances at the Austin Visitor Center and by providing discounts at local businesses for visitors and members of the hospitality industry. In addition, the Visit Austin Foundation is encouraging those who witness outstanding customer service from a member of the hospitality industry to nominate them for the Visit Austin Foundation Award and Scholarship. 

“National Travel and Tourism Week is a week when we get to celebrate the 126,000 hospitality employees in this city who continue to leave a lasting impression on visitors from around the world,” said Tom Noonan, President and CEO of Visit Austin. “We are grateful for the employees in our industry who are vital to Austin tourism.”

Starting on May 5, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Austin Visitor Center, Visit Austin will be hosting live performances from local musicians: Laura Lee Imhoff, Ali Holder, Kevin Galloway, Swing 512, Caleb J. Murphy, Joe Drennan and Ray Prim. More than 80 local businesses are providing discounts through the Austin Insider Deals program during NTTW. Discounts include $5 off Austin’s Best Live Music Tour from Twisted Texas Tours and 10% off Brewery Tours from Austin Brewery tours, to name a few.  For more deals during NTTW, click here and for information on the Heart of Hospitality Award and Scholarship, click here. The winner of the Heart of Hospitality Award and Scholarship will receive a career development scholarship from the Visit Austin Foundation to be announced at the Visit Austin Annual Luncheon in November.




About Visit Austin
Visit Austin is the official destination marketing and sales organization for the City of Austin. An accredited member of the Destinations International, Visit Austin is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community's overall quality of life. In 2017, the greater Austin MSA welcomed 27.4 million visitors who contributed to $8 billion in economic impact and 125,900 jobs.