Happy National Travel & Tourism Week! As its name implies, NTTW is designed to celebrate the travel and tourism industry across the U.S.

It’s no secret that the travel and tourism industry is big business on a national and global level, but have you ever wondered what kind of impact it has on Frisco? Take a look at the numbers:

Travel to and within the U.S

$2.1 trillion: economic output generated by travel to and within the U.S. in 2013

$887.9 billion: direct spending by travelers to and within the U.S. in 2013

$134 billion: tax revenue generated by travel to and within the U.S. in 2013

14.9 million: the number of U.S. jobs supported by the travel and tourism industry in 2013

Travel to and within Texas

$67.5 billion: direct spending by travelers to and within the state of Texas in 2013

$4.7 billion: tax revenue generated by travel to and within the state of Texas in 2013

1.1  million: the number of Texas jobs supported by the travel and tourism industry in 2013

Travel to and within Frisco

$1.4 billion: direct spending by travelers to and within Frisco in 2013

$25 million: tax revenue generated by travel to and within Frisco in 2013

10,000: the number of Frisco jobs supported by the travel and tourism industry in 2013

The Frisco CVB’s annual “You Be the Tour Guide” photo contest is just one of the myriad of ways we promote travel and tourism to Frisco. In fact, the announcement of the winners always coincides with National Travel & Tourism Week. The winners of the 2015 contest were announced just last week at a ceremony at Stonebriar Centre:

FISD Student Grand Prize Winner: Jack Mayo, Frisco High School

Adult Grand Prize Winner: Jay Rodriguez