Discover Odessa is celebrating National Travel & Tourism week from May 2 through May 8. They will be highlighting some attractions around Odessa on its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Tourism has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. A news release said Odessa lost a total of over $25 million in direct spending over the last year. Discover Odessa is encouraging people to make a list of local places they would like to visit as local attractions need awareness, the release said.
In 2019, visitors saved each Odessa household approximately $1,090 in taxes and supported more than 3,300 local jobs.
“We hope this gives visitors, as well as Odessans, a chance to get to know our community and all it has to offer. With the reopening of our city taking place, now is a great time to explore and experience our attractions,” said Director of Discover Odessa, Monica Tschauner.