TOURISM TALK: Florida’s Space Coast to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week May 3-9
By Space Coast Daily // May 1, 2020
This year’s theme is 'The Spirit of Travel Cannot Be Broken
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism hasn’t let current events dampen their sunny disposition. In fact, as they begin plans for their recovery effort, the office is looking forward to celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week, May 3-9, 2020.
This year’s theme is The Spirit of Travel Cannot Be Broken, and Florida’s Space Coast couldn’t agree more.
“During the event, Florida’s Space Coast will be posting engaging social media content encouraging past and future visitors alongside Brevard County residents to celebrate favorite locations, activities, restaurants, and attractions,” said Peter Cranis, Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director.
“The Tourism Development Office will also ask their partners to participate to showcase what people can look forward to experiencing on their next trip or staycation.”
Tourism is a key pillar of Brevard’s economy, driven mostly by the space program, unique natural habitats, cruises and 72-miles of coastline.
It has been a $1.8 billion-a-year impact in terms of Visitor Spending and responsible for about 28,000 jobs.
During the coronavirus pandemic, many of those workers have lost their jobs as attractions and hotels temporarily closed and some businesses have closed for good.
“We have seen in past events the resiliency of the tourism industry, and anticipate visitors looking forward to getaways and reconnecting with their loved ones,” said Cranis.
“We appreciate the hard work of everyone who helps Florida’s Space Coast become the beloved destination it is, from hospitality workers to small business owners. Florida’s Space Coast looks forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as it is safe to travel, especially with Summer and some historic launches on the horizon.”
Located 35 miles east of Orlando, Florida’s Space Coast is home to Orlando’s closest beaches.
Encompassing Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay and Titusville, this family-friendly destination offers more than 10,000 guest rooms and is an ideal, value getaway.
Guests will discover 72 miles of beaches, the longest stretch in the state and more than 250 square miles of wildlife refuge.
It is home to one of the nation’s busiest cruise ports; is the nation’s East Coast surfing capital and the location
of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where all 135 shuttle missions launched and rockets continue to
launch on a schedule that’s busier than ever.
The Space Coast is home to Space Shuttle Atlantis and is one of only four destinations nationwide where visitors can view an orbiter.
For more information, contact the Space Coast Office of Tourism at (877) 572-3224 or visit VisitSpaceCoast.com. Go to SpaceCoastLaunches.com to learn about upcoming rocket launches.