Visit El Paso along with the City of El Paso are celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week with a virtual tour of the Plaza Theatre.

Beginning today 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. The virtual celebration will showcase our vibrant regional economy with world-class amenities that make El Paso a destination city.

The campaign kicks off with a Virtual “Brown Bag” Series - Tour of the Plaza Theatre which was built in 1930 on Visit El Paso’s Facebook page. The theatre features the 2,050-seat Kendall Kidd Performance Hall, as well as the 200-seat Philanthropy Theatre. As one of the city’s well-known landmarks, the theatre has hosted many Broadway productions, musical concerts, individual performers including the annual Plaza Classic Film Festival.

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.


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