National Tourism Week

National Tourism Week
Carrie Fowler at Hampton Inn & Suites

Carrie Fowler loves to serve others at Hampton Inn & Suites.

Visitors, tourists, sightseers… we love them.

If you’re coming to Port Arthur to bird, fish, discover history or visit family, we’re ready for you and we’re glad you’re here. National Tourism Week, May 7-13, 2017, we’re joining cities around the country to thank visitors and tourism partners for linking good times with jobs and a boost to the economy.

Carrie Fowler, who serves up breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites in Port Arthur, is one of our #FacesofTourism.

“I like the people. I get to meet people from all over the world. They come to Port Arthur to go and do,” Fowler said. “I like serving food, because food makes people happy.”

Guests she serves are often in town to work, and Fowler said she always refers them to visitor guides at the hotel so they can relax in their free time by catching the Janis Joplin exhibit at Museum of the Gulf Coast or by dining at area restaurants.

The Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau will participate in National Tourism Week activities at the Texas Travel Information Center in Orange from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.

Stop by the bureau office, inside the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive. Meet the staff and pick up a Port Arthur pen or pencil and visitor guides and brochures on our great attractions so you can plan summer outings for  your family and guests.

Travel is one of America’s largest service industries. In Jefferson County, Texas, tourists spent more than $502 million, which created $8.4 million in local tax receipts and supported 6 thousand jobs, according to 2015 Dean Runyan Texas Travel statistics, the most recent available

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