As you know, our city has been gearing up for National Travel and Tourism Week…and more specifically for our big local rally on the official U.S. Travel Rally Day!

Here are the two most recent videos from the Travel Matters series–the Five Week and Four Week Countdown. These videos feature the individuals that are employed by our local tourism industry and those who employ them–our local business owners.

We hope that you join us in the celebration of the world’s largest industry during National Travel and Tourism Week at Abilene’s Travel Rally on May 11. It will be held at 11 a.m. at Frontier Texas! and will feature several western heritage demonstrations–such as chuckwagon cooking, members (and horses) of the Six White Horse Riders team from HSU, western heritage re-enactors from the region, the Fandangle Calliope–and much more! Mayor Norm Archibald will be in attendance and we have confirmed that Rep. Neugebauer’s staff will make a proclamation. Anyone who attends the Travel Rally will receive credentials for free admission to Abilene attractions, good for May 11 only. Attractions include: Abilene Zoo, Frontier Texas!, The Grace Museum, 12th Armored Memorial Museum and Buffalo Gap Historic Village. It will be a truly fun and free event.

See you May 11. Travel Matters to Abilene and rural America!