National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week


Kentucky Lake, The South’s Great Lake Is the Future of Travel!

National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 (May 1-7) spotlights the dynamic, innovative future of the U.S. travel industry. 

This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength and promising future of the U.S. travel and tourism industry.


The 39th annual NTTW, taking place May 1-7, recognizes the Future of Travel and the critical role our industry will play in rebuilding the workforce, helping communities recover,


fostering sustainability, ushering in new innovations and reconnecting travelers in the U.S. and around the world.

Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, the travel industry was a powerful economic engine, supporting jobs and driving local economies in every pocket of America. Travel generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs and delivered a $51 billion trade surplus to the U.S. 

While the industry was hit hard by the challenges of the past two years, we are recovering and positioning our industry for a return to growth. There is great optimism among American travelers to get back on the road and see our great country. 

We have overcome many obstacles, and the future is bright.

That’s why here in Kentucky Lake and across America, we are using NTTW to recognize the contributions of the U.S. travel industry and how we will grow a more dynamic, innovative, sustainable and inclusive future. While the pandemic was a setback, it’s also an opportunity to reimagine the industry to be greater than ever before. 


Kentucky Lake is ready for you to stop by this summer! Our outdoor recreation destination is the perfect summer getaway for you and your family!  This summer we will be featuring live music nights, 4th of July celebrations, and special events like the 400 Mile Yard Sale, Hot August Blues, the Old Beach Beer Fest, and more!  For a more complete list of events, please click on our events page!

If you’re looking for a more relaxed getaway though, that’s easy to achieve on Kentucky Lake as well! Rent a boat for the day to fish or relax in the sun.  Visit nearby Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area for hiking and biking trails, wildlife viewing, historic


tours, and more!  Rent a private home or cottage with friends and family for evenings spent by campfires under the stars! From the smallest attractions like Maggie’s Jungle Golf to neighboring Venture River Water Park, Kentucky Lake and the entire Western Waterlands region’s travel and tourism industry contributes so much to our local economies and the spirit of our communities. From all of us at the Kentucky Lake CVB, we are excited for all of the promising things ahead for Kentucky Lake and the U.S. travel industry!  Travel is back and we are waiting for you!!