It’s National Travel & Tourism Week and Plano is celebrating a fabulous year thanks to you — our visitors. Whether you were visiting on business at one of our many Fortune 500 companies or here for a weekend getaway experiencing all our shopping, dining, and live music options, you’ve made an impact on our city and we truly appreciate it.
PLANO TOURISM FACTS
- $630 million total direct travel spending in Plano in 2015
- 11% increase in total direct travel spending
- 6,300 directly supported jobs
- Hotel room revenue up 13.02% over 2015
- Total annual hotel room nights available up 10.42%
FACES OF TRAVEL
The travel industry is one that relies on human interaction—whether it’s the front desk clerk at a hotel, the tour guide in a historic district, or the ticketing agent at an airport, our people are what make America a great place to visit, and keep our industry strong. That’s why, as part of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) 2017, May 7-13, our industry is shining the spotlight on the people behind our nation’s travel industry with this year’s theme “Faces of Travel.”
We have many things to be proud of this year. Legacy West, the largest new mixed-use destination in North Texas, is getting ready to celebrate their grand opening June 2-4. The $3.2 billion dollar, 255 acre development boasts 415,000 dynamic square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space.
The Downtown Plano Arts District has experienced a renaissance, bringing in thousands upon thousands of people for events like Artfest, the Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walks, Steinfest, Movies in the Park, monthly live music events; all this on top of all the fabulous boutique shops and amazing one-of-a-kind restaurants.
Photo and video by Visit Plano.