Each May, the "Circle City” fills up with festive events, race fans, and lots of checkered flags. However, May is also a time to recognize the 83,000 individuals in the Hoosier hospitality industry. May 19-25 is National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW), a yearly celebration through U.S. Travel, and destinations nationwide will celebrate the travel industry . As you plan a trip to Indy, consider the following reasons to visit during #NTTW24. 


Each spring, Visit Indy honors non-managerial hospitality employees or volunteers who provide excellent customer service. On May 9, Visit Indy announced the 33rd Annual ROSE Awards winners. With 87 honorees recognized and six winners celebrated on stage, this annual tradition shines a light on Hoosier Hospitality.

2. Best Event City in America 

It’s no surprise that Indy had a stellar start to 2024. From the NBA All-Star Weekend to the NFL Combine and the Total Solar Eclipse, Indy is #trending as a must-visit destination. As you plan a trip to Indy, consider attending these events during #NTTW24.  

As the year continues, there are many reasons why 2024 is a blockbuster year for Indy. Learn more by visiting this blog.  

3. Get your Indy gear 

To celebrate NTTW, The Shop Indy is offering 20% off all INDY gear with the discount code “NTTW”. The sale begins May 19 at TheShopIndy.com so happy shopping! 

4. Hear the roar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

NTTW kicks off race week as we countdown to the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500. As an iconic sporting venue known worldwide, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway brings over 500,000 fans to the track each May. Be part of the action this NTTW and check out these events at the world-famous track.  

Not able to get to the track? Check out season two of the docuseries 100 Days to Indy available on The CW and Vice. 

5. Make it a Staycation  

Are you a Hoosier who loves visiting Indy? Consider planning a summer staycation and book a room at any of the city’s hotel properties. Stay at Hotel Indy where you can dine at the on-site restaurant, The Hulman, which pays tribute to the Hulman Family who previously owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or enjoy a luxurious spa experience at the Conrad Indianapolis. The opportunities are endless with our many hotel offerings.     

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