Before we share all the fun details, here’s some quick information about National Travel & Tourism Week. To celebrate the tourism industry and its benefits, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution in 1983 to designate the first full week of May as National Travel & Tourism Week. The week is celebrated so that local citizens may become educated and excited about what their city has to offer for visitors and how the money spent by tourists positively affects the local economy. In fact, as a result of travel to Lubbock, more than $486 was saved on property taxes per household in 2012 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
So how can you get involved? We simply want you to share how you Live Love Lubbock. Check out this quick video or read on for more info:
All you need to participate is a smartphone or camera and the official Live Love Lubbock picture frame (available now at various locations around town – check out www.livelovelubbock.org for more details).
Beginning on May 3, we want you to use the Live Love Lubbock picture frame to capture moments that showcase why you Live Love Lubbock. It can be a photo of you and your friends at your favorite dive restaurant, a photo of one of Lubbock’s amazing sunsets or a photo of your favorite place to take friends and family when they visit the “Hub City.” Once you have snapped your photo(s), post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LiveLoveLubbock anytime from Saturday, May 3 – Sunday, May 11.
Live Love Lubbock Champion Prize (the person who takes the most photos using #LiveLoveLubbock) – $500 Southwest Airlines Gift Card & Visit Lubbock Goodie Basket
Live Love Lubbock Winner Prizes (3) (Drawn at random to any participant using #LiveLoveLubbock) – $200 Visa Gift Card & Visit Lubbock Goodie Basket
For official rules and details, head on over to www.livelovelubbock.org. Also, stay tuned to Visit Lubbock’s Blog for more fun surprises coming your way during National Travel & Tourism Week. We look forward to seeing how you Live Love Lubbock!
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