Memphis Tourism Celebrates
National Travel & Tourism Week
May 6-12, 2018

Join Memphis Tourism in celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week by highlighting what travel means to our community. We’re calling on everyone—from elected officials to local residents—to join us in saluting our industry that is a critical 3 billion dollar component of the Memphis & Shelby County economy. This week of events is part of the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12), which unites communities across the country to celebrate what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.

Monday, May 7th
Peabody Duck March & Proclamation- 11AM
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will present a National Travel & Tourism Week Proclamation at 11 a.m. during the Peabody Duck March, a Memphis institution. Join the MCVB team and leadership in kicking off National Travel and Tourism Week in this special walk down the red carpet by the ducks as we highlight the impact of the tourism and hospitality industry.

Tuesday, May 8th 
National Travel & Tourism Week Discounts
Memphis Tourism member attractions are encouraged to offer a weeklong 10% discount to local residents mentioning National Travel & Tourism Week.  Member restaurants also interested in participating can offer discounts on Tuesday May 7th. Discounts will be promoted by the Memphis Tourism via member communications, social media outreach and media interviews. If your restaurant or attraction is interested in offering a discount to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, please reach out to Memphis Tourism Membership Sales Manager, Allison Tribo, by Monday, April 23rd via email at [email protected]

Wednesday, May 9th 
Memphis Bike Tour & Beale Street Bike Night – 6PM to 8PM
Join the Memphis Tourism, Freewheel and Explore Bike Share for a Slow Ride around downtown landmarks and learn something about Memphis and our industry you might not know from local tour operators and Memphis Tourism staff. Kick things off at Handy Park where you can borrow a bike while supplies last. Then journey to the Victorian Village, Memphis Convention Center, Martyrs Park, South Main/National Civil Rights Museum, Clayborn Temple/I AM A MAN Plaza and then back to Handy Park. After the ride join your fellow riders and cool down at Tin Roof on Beale. Then explore Beale Street as hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts descend on the most iconic street in America. (Note: Bicycles are not allowed on Beale Street.) During Beale Street bike night, it is all about bragging rights and strutting your stuff with amazing motorcycles of every shape, size, brand and year. 

May 6-12, 2018
Instagram Relay Online Activation
Be a part of the first ever Instagram relay where Elvis will make his way through Memphis. All you need is a member business Instagram account to particiapte. We'll supply you with an Elvis and instructions on how to join in and use your creativity to showcase the our tourism and hospitality industry.

If you'd like to join the Instagram Relay during National Travel & Tourism Week, email [email protected] by Monday, April 23rd.