Last September, the Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing helped launch the Let’s Go There campaign, a domestic initiative to inspire future travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. All sectors of the travel industry united to encourage Americans to keep their travel flame lit and plan for “one day.”
For many of us, the time has finally come.
The vaccination rollout has been a strong success here in the U.S., cases have fallen dramatically from the winter surge, and we are seeing businesses across the country reopening and welcoming back customers. Many people are eager to stop wondering and start wandering —and are ready to reignite a sense of adventure that only travel can bring.
The tourism industry is thrilled to see the return of travel. We’ve all missed traveling—the excitement, the anticipation that comes with planning a vacation, spending time with friends and family and exploring different parts of the country. And of course, Martin County is excited to welcome back the visitors who typically frequent our little slice of paradise.
According to an April Harris Poll and Destination Analysts survey, 77% of Americans plan on traveling this summer. In fact, two-thirds of Americans have some sort of travel planned (36%) or already booked (30%). While many of us may be dreaming about our next vacation, we need to ensure that we are taking the crucial step of actually booking and taking a trip in the U.S.
Thanks to the strong safety measures in place and the ramped-up vaccination campaign, this is the right moment to reclaim our time lost and renew our sense of adventure. Americans rightly remain concerned about protecting their health and safety and so are we. It has and always will be our top priority.
When you and your family are ready to say “Let’s Go There”—and we hope that will be very soon—Martin County is ready and eager to welcome you back.
Let’s not spend another day in the ordinary and go find the extraordinary.