This week is National Travel & Tourism Week. It's a week where we celebrate one of my most favorite activities: travel. Now I could tell you that travel and tourism is a $759 billion industry that generates a total of $1.8 trillion in economic output in the United States. And I could tell you that travel and tourism generates $118 billion in tax revenue for local, state and federal governments. And I could tell you that each U.S. household would pay $1,000 more in taxes without the tax revenue generated by the travel and tourism industry. (And you could argue that I just did!) But what I'd really to say in this post is "Thank you for traveling!" Travel does so much for us - it enriches our lives, opens our eyes to new experiences, and brings us closer together. And travel is also a way to meet new people, like the people of Loudoun's tourism industry. We've put together a short video to let them say "Thank you" to you themselves. So cheers! And Happy National Travel & Tourism Week!