Tune in for a special virtual cooking demo hosted by The Plaza Hotel’s Chef Andres Padilla celebrating National Travel & Tourism week in El Paso.

Visit El Paso along with the City of El Paso are celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week with a virtual cooking demo by the Plaza Hotel’s resident Chef Andres Padilla.

From May 4 through May 9, 2020 – Visit El Paso and the City of El Paso are celebrating both National Travel and Tourism Week as well as Economic Development Week showcasing our vibrant regional economy with world-class amenities that make El Paso a destination city.

The campaign kicked off with the Virtual “Brown Bag” Series with a tour of the Plaza Theatre and coming up tomorrow May 6, 2020, at noon - a virtual cooking demo will be hosted by The Plaza Hotel’s Chef Andres Padilla.

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The Plaza Hotel technically re-opened its doors back in mid-April after a long hiatus, however, due to the coronavirus they too were forced to close to the public until it’s safe to gather once again.

Since 1983, National Travel and Tourism Week was created by Congress to underscore the economic power of travel in the U.S. This year’s theme: The Spirit of Travel spotlights the spirit and resiliency of the U.S. travel industry in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Visit El Paso, we saw strong numbers in visitation and direct spending which contributed to over 14,500 jobs for El Pasoans last year.  El Paso’s occupancy of 76.2% also leads the state and national averages of 65% and 66.1% respectively.

During National Travel and Tourism Week we are reminded that although the coronavirus is proving challenging times for many - it is more important now than ever to be reminded of the incredible heart and life-force of our travel industry and workforce.

To watch the Virtual “Brown Bag” Series featuring Chef Andres Padilla - CLICK HERE