National Travel And Tourism Week Being Marked Virtually Posted by John Axtell Date: May 06, 2020 4 Views LINCOLN, Neb – This is National Travel and Tourism Week, the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U-S travel industry. Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director John Ricks says this year’s observance is unusual because of the limits placed on travel and tourism for the past 2 months by the coronavirus. In fact, this year’s theme “The Spirit of Travel” is spotlighting resilience and hope in the face of the pandemic. Ricks says with face-to-face events out because of the pandemic, Nebraska Tourism is turning to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to post future travel ideas and activities. They’ve also created a video of tourism industry leaders throughout the state offering encouraging messages about the future of travel and relaying how much they miss travelers in their communities.