Fort Worth Convention Center & Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

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The FWCVB along with the State of Texas, regional and local tourism entities, will hold events and travel rallies marking the occasion across the nation. In Fort Worth, the FWCVB will offer special giveaways and coupons at Fort Worth Visitor Information Centers May 7-11. Giveaways include items such as Fort Worth bandanas, Molly pins and free desserts. On Wednesday, May 9, visitors to the Stockyards Visitor Center can enjoy free GPS guided tours courtesy of Stockyards Station. The culminating event will include a special address by Mayor Betsy Price at the kick-off of Frontier Fort Days, on Friday, May 11 in the Stockyards National Historic District.

"Fort Worth offers an amazing experience for visitors, and it's evident in the growth of our tourism, restaurant and hotel businesses over the past few years," said Mayor Betsy Price. "It's crucial that we continue to build our reputation as a top tourism destination by developing more areas of interest for guests and residents, and investing in infrastructure like convention facilities, transportation and public spaces. I am proud to celebrate National Tourism Week here in Fort Worth, and help honor an industry that means so much to our economy."

"Our City of Cowboys and Culture is proud to join hundreds of tourism-related organizations around the country, including the White House, in acknowledging the profound impact that travel and tourism have on our economy and our culture," said David DuBois, President and CEO of the FWCVB. "Fort Worthians are naturally friendly and welcoming to our visitors, which puts us at the top of the list for returning guests. We are fortunate to live and work in a place that has amazing attractions, unrivaled museums, authentic western heritage and cultural amenities that define Fort Worth as an exciting destination."

Visitors can stop by Fort Worth Information Centers located at 508 Main St. in Sundance Square or 130 E. Exchange Ave in the Stockyards National Historic District to participate in National Travel and Tourism Week while supplies last. Each day visitors can sign up for an opportunity to win a pair of Justin Boots at either visitor center location.
Monday, May, 7: Fort Worth Bandana Day
Tuesday, May, 8: Dessert Day
Wednesday, May, 9: Molly Pin Day
Thursday, May 10: Cupcake Day
Friday, May 11: Mayor Betsy Price kicks-off Frontier Fort Days at 10:30am in the Stockyards National Historic District

The first full week of May is annually recognized as Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984. It 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.

For more details on National Travel and Tourism Week activities in Fort Worth please visit www.FortWorth.com. While you're there, re-discover tips on how to enjoy free things to do, girlfriend getaways, culinary delights, culture and outdoor fun in Fort Worth.

About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau The FWCVB is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States. The organization is dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination, with thriving centers of culture and commerce. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.
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