Special guest Mayor Betsy Price will welcome the crowd and begin the festivities. The celebration will feature the first-ever concert on the Modern Art Museum front lawn and is free and open to the public.
The FWCVB, along with the State of Texas, regional and local tourism entities will hold events across the nation to champion the power of travel. The celebration at the Modern Art Museum will showcase a sampling of the performing arts and culture in Fort Worth that attract visitors from all over the world. The event will include free admission to the Modern Art Museum, free Spanish language tours (at 2PM) and a free outdoor concert by Cliburn performer, Spencer Myer, celebrating the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition to be held May 24-June 9, 2013.
"Fort Worth offers a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors; it’s the only city in the world where you can see a cattle drive and admire Michelangelo’s first painting just a few miles away," said Mayor Betsy Price. "We are fortunate to have so many diverse attractions, world-class performing arts organizations and internationally recognized museums all in one city. We constantly strive to enhance the visitor experience and amenities like our new bike share program do just that, making it even easier to enjoy everything our wonderful city has to offer. I am once again proud to celebrate National Tourism Week with the Fort Worth CVB, and acknowledge a $1.5 billion industry that means so much to Fort Worth."
"We are proud to join the travel community, hundreds of cities across the nation and the White House in celebrating the immense impact travel and tourism has on our economy," said Bob Jameson, President and CEO of the FWCVB. "Over 5.5 million visitors come to Fort Worth each year to explore the arts, experience authentic western heritage, our food culture and outdoor events that define Fort Worth as an exciting destination. We are proud to welcome these visitors and look forward to the opportunity to share our city with even more."
The FWCVB will offer special giveaways at the event such as sunglasses, bandannas and Molly Pins (while supplies last). All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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About National Travel & Tourism Week 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.
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.