Established in 1983, National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is an annual tradition to celebrate the U.S. travel community and travel’s essential role in stimulating economic growth, cultivating vibrant communities, creating quality job opportunities, inspiring new businesses and elevating the quality of life for Americans every day.
May 7-13, join us in celebrating NTTW’s 40th anniversary.
2022 NTTW Events
In Your Back Yard | Sunday, May 7
It’s time for a staycation. Even if you’ve lived in your hometown forever, chances are there’s still a lot you haven’t seen or done. Today’s the day to pick a location. It could be anything, a park, museum, restaurant, coffee shop, etc., and go. Check it out, have some fun, and take some pictures. Make sure and tag them with #nttw23 and #visitdodgecity for an entry into the National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) prize drawing.
The Value of Tourism | Monday, May 8
Stop by the Dodge City Visitor Information Center at 400 W. Wyatt Earp and get your National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) Red Sticker. Take a selfie wearing your sticker while visiting a local restaurant, landmark, or attraction and tag it with #nttw23 and #visitdodgecity for an entry into the NTTW prize drawing.
Take-out Tuesday | Tuesday, May 9
In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), today is officially Take-out Tuesday. Visit your favorite local restaurant and share photos of your meal, tagging the restaurant in your post. Include the hashtags #nttw23 and #visitdodgecity for an entry into the NTTW prize drawing.
Walkabout Wednesday | Wednesday, May 10
Explore our historic downtown district with a purpose when you join blogger Anna King (Here...this is you) on a walking tour of the historical architecture of our Historic Downtown District at either 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Or take the self-guided Historic Walking Tour. Post a photo of yourself with one of the landmarks. Include the hashtags #nttw23 and #visitdodgecity for an entry into the NTTW prize drawing.
Thirsty Thursday | Thursday, May 11
Enjoy a locally crafted beverage. Whether you're enjoying a blended coffee from your favorite corner coffee shop, a sweet and chewy boba tea, an ice-cold, handcrafted beer, or a handmade cocktail crafted with locally made spirits. Snap a photo of your libation and tag it with #nttw23 and #visitdodgecity for an entry into the National Travel & Tourism Week prize drawing.
Those Who Make Us Great | Friday, May 12
Today we take time to celebrate and honor those individuals who make the travel and tourism industry great. Without these countless, hardworking frontline service employees that power our local businesses, hotels, restaurants, and attractions Dodge City would not be able to serve and delight the hundreds of thousands of travelers that visit our community every year. Shoutout a frontline service employee who makes Dodge City great on social media.
Shop Local Saturday | Saturday, May 13
Show some love for the local business owners and invest in our community by shopping local. Whether you grab a coffee from a neighborhood coffee shop, get a new ‘do at an independent salon, or shop for threads at a local boutique—your support makes a difference.