Wednesday, May 7, 2008

National Tourism Week - Discover Great American Traditions

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It may not be common knowledge, but we recently found out from our innkeeping association (Professional Association of Innkeepers or PAII) that next week, May 10-18, is National Tourism Week. Sponsored by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) since 1986, National Tourism Week was established in 1983 when the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution designating the week to be celebrated in May 1984. This year's 25th anniversary celebration has the theme, Discover Great American Traditions, which is meant to recognize the cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism.

In their press release, TIA writes: "From baseball games and Broadway shows to 'The Great American Road Trip', our collective memories are filled with places and activities traditionally associated with travel," says Roger J. Dow, President and CEO of TIA. "For our 25th celebration of National Tourism Week, TIA is presenting cities and states with a theme and resources to help them interpret and celebrate the defining assets of their destinations."

We think Peterborough and the Monadnock Region has a lot to offer travelers. From hiking and kayaking, to museums and historical societies, there is always a lot to do. Excellent restaurants, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes abound!

Happy travels!

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