Whereas, Travel and tourism to and within the United States provides significant economic benefit for the nation’s economic prosperity generating $2.1 trillion in economic output in 2015 with $947.1 billion spent directly by travelers; and
Whereas, Travel is among the largest private-sector employer in the United States supporting 15.1 million jobs in 2015 including 8.1 million directly in the travel industry and 6.9 million jobs in other industries; and
Whereas, Tourism plays a significant role and economic impact of the City of Pearland by bringing $129 million in visitor spending in 2015 and $4.6 million in local tax revenues, which includes sales and occupancy tax and 1200 jobs; and
Whereas, Travel into the State of Texas is one of the State’s largest industries generating in 2015 $68.7 billion in total direct travel spending and generating $6.2 billion in state and local tax revenues which supported 1.1 million direct and indirect jobs.
Now, Therefore, I, Tom Reid, By The Power Vested In Me As The Mayor Of The City Of Pearland, Texas, Do Hereby Proclaim May 7 – 13, 2017 As
NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK
In Pearland and I ask all citizens both near and far to join with me in recognizing the outstanding work of the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau in bringing visitors to Pearland that provide spending for sales and occupancy tax, support jobs and for their participation in the activities of the National Travel and Tourism week.
Given Under My Hand And Seal Of Office This 8th Day Of May, 2017.