Visit Macon to Celebrate the “Spirit of Travel” During National Travel & Tourism Week May 3rd-9th

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Visit Macon will celebrate the “Spirit of Travel” during National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) May 3-9. NTTW celebrates the travel and hospitality industry and the huge impact travel and tourism has on citizens, businesses and national, state, and local economies. Since in-person events that have been hallmarks of NTTW in years past are not an option this year, Visit Macon will celebrate this year with several virtual events which will include:

Ingleside Village Pizza: Making a Pizza w/Tina Dickson

Make a Kazoo w/Visit Macon

Cookie Making w/Felicia’s Cake Factory

Make Piedmont Brewery’s Beer Cheese Mac & Cheese

Hand Lettering art class with Mama Hawk Draws

“Life’s a Peach in Macon, Georgia” Coloring Project (the completed coloring sheets will be displayed at Navicient Health, Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital to honor healthcare professionals)

All events will be featured on the Visit Macon NTTW Facebook event page.

“We celebrate the spirit of Travel and Tourism week and salute the 3,800 hospitality workers in Macon-Bibb. Tourism generates over $10 million annually in local taxes saving residents $500 a year. While we celebrate NTTW virtually in 2020, we look forward to welcoming back our visitors in future,” said Gary Wheat, President & CEO of Visit Macon.