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2015 National Travel and Tourism Week

Glendale, AZ
2015 National Travel and Tourism Week
May 2-May 10th

WestgateTo celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, May 2 to 10, Glendale’s Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will be taking the Glendale Visitor Center on the road in locations throughout the West Valley to highlight the important role tourism has in our economy.

This national observance that occurs each May will come on the heels of an outstanding tourism season in Glendale – spring training. This past March, the city saw a hotel occupancy rate of 92.5 percent, which is a 4.2-percent increase from hotel occupancy the same month in 2014.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Happy Travel, Happy Life,” and the CVB plans to make several residents and visitors happy as staff visit businesses across the West Valley, with a prize wheel to give out travel-related items. In addition, the Glendale CVB will award one lucky winner a West Valley Staycation package that includes a $100 Gift Certificate to the Open Door, featuring Minnetonka shoes and purses by Laurel Burch; two free 15-minute chair massages from The Astrology Store Massage Studio, an aura photo from The Astrology Store; a two-night stay at Staybridge Suites; and dinner for two at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

You Tube Video of the weeks events Glendale CVB Tourism Week 2015

Glendale CVB staff will visit the following locations on these dates and times:Wildlife World Zoo

• May 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Glendale Visitor Center, 5800 W. Glenn Drive Suite 140.

• May 5, 10 to 11 a.m. Cerreta Candy Company, 5345 W. Glendale Ave.

• May 6, noon to 1 p.m. Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center Circle

• May 7, 2 to 3 p.m. Tanger Outlets-Westgate, 6800 N. 95th Ave.

• May 8, 10 to 11 a.m. Wildlife World Zoo Aquarium & Safari Park, 16501 W. Northern Ave.

Every year, the first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983. The U.S. travel community has collectively marked the event in a number of creative ways, from staging local rallies and conducting media outreach to securing proclamations and resolutions from local legislative bodies. Each year, localized events are presented in cities, states and travel businesses nationwide to champion the power of travel.

For additional information on travel and tourism in the state, visit the Arizona Office of Tourism’s website at: www.azot.gov. For more information on the Glendale CVB, call 623-930-4500 or head to www.visitglendale.com.