National Tourism Week

May 9 through May 17, 2009

 

 

WHEREAS, the travel and tourism industry in Albemarle County is vital to our economic stability and growth; and it contributes significantly to our County’s cultural and social climate; and

 

WHEREAS, the travel and tourism industry supports the vital interests of the Albemarle County community, contributing to our employment, economic prosperity, international travel and relations, peace, understanding and good will; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2007 the Virginia Tourism Corporation reported $268.0 million in tourism revenues attributed to County businesses; and approximately 4,764 people work in fields in Albemarle County directly related to the hospitality industry, including lodging, food service, and attractions; and

 

WHEREAS, the Tourism Fund in Albemarle County provides significant monetary support to the County’s Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) program which preserves and protects critical rural resources; and

 

WHEREAS, every citizen in Albemarle County benefits from the tourism industry; and it is fitting that we recognize the importance of travel and tourism.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, David Slutzky, Chairman of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the week of

 

May 9 through May 17, 2009

as

NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK

 

in Albemarle County, and I call upon all citizens to recognize the value of the tourism industry in our community and to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

 

Signed and sealed this 6th day of May, 2009.

 

 

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