Tourism Week

Join us as we celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, May 5-11, 2019. We will have events Tuesday, May 7 – Friday, May 10National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community. It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being.

In the Tri-Cities, tourism and travel is an important part of our economy. Each year, visitors spend over $491 million in Benton and Franklin counties. Visitors come to our area, experience our culture and provide valuable economic support to local hotels, restaurants, attractions and wineries. Combined, there are 6,140 Tri-Cities jobs tied to tourism…that’s reason to celebrate!

Up your selfie game while discovering why tourism matters and participate in our photo scavenger hunt! There are five themes you’ll need to capture to enter to win the Grand Prize. Feel free to post them all on Monday evening or spread them out throughout the week. Win a Cruise on Water2Wine for 2 and a Frost Me Sweet gift certificate!

Tuesday, May 7 – Travel Rally – Visit Tri-Cities, Kennewick – 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

If you like food, music and prizes, you won’t want to miss our Travel Rally, kicking-off Tourism Week! Come learn why #TourismMatters and meet the Visit Tri-Cities squad!Participating member businesses include:

Wednesday, May 8 – Dockside Social on Water2Wine’s Chrysalis – Columbia Point, Richland – 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Purchase tickets for admission) 
We're looking forward to sharing an evening with our valued supporters of the travel and tourism industry aboard Water2Wine’s luxury yacht! Learn why #TourismMatters as we take in the views of the Columbia River dockside! Space is limited, so please reserve your seat early!
Click here to purchase tickets for Dockside Social on Water2Wine's Chrysalis

Thursday, May 9 – “It’s an Island Thing” pool/patio party – Clover Island Inn, Kennewick – 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Celebrate Tourism Week at the Clover Island Inn for a Pool & Patio Party to remember! Enjoy the fabulous atmosphere of downtown Kennewick and learn why #TourismMatters, as well as why "It's An Island Thing"!

Friday, May 10 – Food Truck Friday Fun – Downtown Pasco 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Soak in the flavors of downtown Pasco at the tremendously popular Food Truck Friday! Stop by our booth and learn why #TourismMatters in the Tri-Cities!