As the world returns to normal, see how you can help support tourism and Orlando’s economy during National Travel & Tourism Week 2021 (ICON Park® pictured).

Given that the sector provides significant economic impact, there is no doubt that tourism is Orlando’s No. 1 industry — or that Orlando is the industry’s No. 1 domestic driver. In fact, you can call us the Heart of Tourism!

Throughout the past year, Visit Orlando never stopped working to promote Central Florida as the country’s No. 1 healthy travel destination, and we’re looking forward to safely welcoming back travelers from all over the world as we restore, rebuild and reconnect. Why do we do it? For all these reasons and many more:

  • Jobs for all ages and stages of life are supported by tourism;
  • Tourism revenue supports arts and culture, such as the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, plus sports projects like the expansion of Camping World Stadium, bringing world-class events to our region; and,
  • Being a top tourism destination allows you to enjoy wondrous resorts, theme parks, dining and entertainment in your own backyard!

Which is why we believe that this year’s National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) — May 2-8, 2021 — is more important than ever. To celebrate, we’re taking to social media to spotlight the tourism industry’s positive impact and smiling faces, and we’re also asking Orlando residents to join the fun. Because whether you’re an industry worker who helps us shine, or a local who supports our attractions, restaurants, resorts and other businesses, we couldn’t do it without you!

Read on to see how you can help make NTTW 2021 a huge success — not just for the industry it represents, but for cities like ours that it benefits — and treat yourself to a good time while you’re at it. Thank you for everything you do for Orlando!

Learn more: New Reasons to Visit Orlando

Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite businesses for their current status.

Explore Your Own Backyard and Support Orlando Businesses!

Kids in swim suits running ahead of their parents at Universal's Volcano Bay
You’ll Never Run Out of Things to Do in Orlando (Universal’s Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort Pictured)

One of the best — and most mutually beneficial — ways to back National Travel & Tourism Week is to get out there and support local businesses. And we’re not just talking about our world-famous theme parks and attractions. (But they deserve love, too!)

Part of Visit Orlando’s mission is to make sure visitors know about the full range of unique experiences waiting for them in the Theme Park Capital of the World, including:

Visiting any Orlando business during NTTW 2021 — including staycations at our over-the-top hotels, resorts and other places to stay — will benefit the local economy while providing you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Learn more: Stay With Confidence at Amenity-Filled Hotels & Resorts

But that’s not all! You can also save on Orlando’s top experiences with special offers from our partners, including exclusive savings for Florida residents, as well as theme park and attraction tickets from Visit Orlando. The more you save, the more businesses you can support during National Travel & Tourism Week!

Help Visit Orlando Spread the Word

A mother with her son on her shoulders in a cave at Discovery Cove
Endless Worlds of Wonder Await Visitors and Locals Alike in Orlando (Discovery Cove® Pictured)

Visit Orlando isn’t just asking Central Florida residents to support the local economy during NTTW 2021. We’re also asking that you help spread the word that the wonder still remains in Orlando — and that we’re one of the country’s healthiest travel destinations thanks to the steps taken by local leadership to help ensure visitor and resident safety. For example:

  • Know someone who wants to travel but isn’t sure if Orlando is safe? Point them to our Healthy Travel page.
  • Maybe a relative can’t wait to visit you, but they’re not sure where to start? Visit Orlando has free planning resources that can help them get here.
  • Perhaps you even have a friend who’s not aware of our many new reasons to visit. Blow their mind by pointing them to our What’s New page!

You and your out-of-town family and friends will find even more useful info, including the latest news and offers, on, or by visiting us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. You can also have updates delivered straight to your inbox.

When you consider the destination’s ease of access by air and ground, it could be said that all roads lead to Orlando — and we can’t wait to see them being used by eager travelers who are ready to safely experience everything we have to offer. Help us make that goal a reality while supporting the local economy during National Travel & Tourism Week 2021!

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