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VisitNorman will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with two events on May 2 and 3.

The 2022 VisitNorman Annual Tourist Luncheon will be held May 2 at 11:30 a.m. at The Well, 210 S. James Garner Ave. Jon Schallert, a nationally recognized speaker on destination development, will deliver the keynote address.

Tickets are $35 per person with table sponsorships available for $350.

The following day, Schallert will present a full-day Destination Development Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Railhouse, 102 W. Eufaula St. Lunch will be provided.

For Normans, the fee is $40; for those coming from outside Norman, the fee is $60.

National Travel and Tourism Week runs from May 1-7. The 39th Annual NTTW recognizes the future of travel and the critical role the industry will play in rebuilding the workforce, helping communities recover, driving sustainability, introducing new innovation and reconnecting travelers.

In 2019, the travel industry generated $2.6 trillion in economic output, supported 17 million American jobs, and generated a $51 billion trade surplus in the United States.

While the industry has been hit hard by the challenges of the past two years, it is recovering and positioning itself for a return to growth.

VisitNorman exists to promote the city, to attract meeting, convention, sporting and tourism businesses to the community, and to enhance and contribute to the overall identity and economic well-being of the city.

VisitNorman’s vision is to be the leader in proactively marketing and developing Norman as a preferred destination in Oklahoma.

Jeff Elkins covers business, life and community stories for The Transcript. Reach him at [email protected] or @JeffElkins12 on Twitter.

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