National Tourism Day is marked annually on May 7, and falls during the National Travel and Tourism Week.

National Travel and Tourism Week was first celebrated in May 1983 after President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation for the same. The week-long observance falls on the first full week of May. It is observed to create awareness about the importance of tourism in the country's economy.

Tourism, which was greatly impacted due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the global, is picking up pace with seevral countries opening borders to vaccinated travelers.

National Tourism Day comes just a day after the Tourist Appreciation Day. Here are some quotes, courtesy Tour Radar, about travel to share on this day.

1. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

2. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown

3. “I am not a great book, I am not a great artist, but I love art and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.” – Michael Palin

4. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

5. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

6. “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” ― Rich Ridgeway

7. “To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo

8. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

9. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

10. “Travelling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Passengers queue for airport check-in ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, at Heathrow Airport, in London, Britain, April 14, 2022.
Passengers queue for airport check-in ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, at Heathrow Airport, in London, Britain, April 14, 2022. Reuters / HANNAH MCKAY
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