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WHEREAS, travel is an important industry to the State of Nevada as well as the nation’s economic prosperity, while impacting business productivity; and

WHEREAS, travel to and within the United States provides crucial economic benefits for the country, generating more than $1 trillion in travel spending revenue to the country in 2019 and more than $42.3 billion in visitor spending revenue to Nevada alone in 2019, which supported local, state and national governments as well as essential services and programs that directly affect our state and country's residents; and

WHEREAS, travel in Nevada supports 1 in 4 jobs, including 469,230 jobs that were able to exist due to tourism spending in 2019, and noting how travel has been the hardest-hit industry nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to the loss of 39% leisure and hospitality jobs across the country in 2020; and

WHEREAS, as more Americans become vaccinated and Nevada alongside the rest of the country continues the fight against COVID-19, optimism around travel continues to increase, with more than 50% of Americans having started to plan or have already booked a future vacation as of February 2021, contributing money back into our economy and re-creating more jobs; and

WHEREAS, noting business and convention travel is a major economic driving force in Nevada, 25% of companies according to the Global Business Travel Association have plans to resume business travel throughout the United States within the next three months, which marks an increase from 16% in January 2021; and

WHEREAS, welcoming visitors from near and far has always been, and will remain, the enduring ethos of the travel industry in Nevada and this month provides an opportunity for Nevadans across the state to recognize and celebrate this important industry;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of May 2 -8, 2021, as

TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 22nd day of April 2021

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