Be a Tourist Here at Home

Join the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau May 7-13, 2017 as we once again celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week! This year's theme is "Faces of Travel," a salute to the millions of people employed in the tourism industry either directly or indirectly.

 “Our ultimate goal each year in observing National Travel & Tourism Week is to increase McKinney residents’ knowledge of all our city has to offer. We want to help our locals become better-educated ambassadors for our city so they’ll be even better prepared to share the complete McKinney experience with visiting family and friends,” said Dee-dee Guerra, Executive Director of the MCVB.

Here's what we have planned for you during that week:

Public Safety Appreciation Day: Tuesday, May 9:
The MCVB will pay tribute to the fire, police and other first responder/emergency personnel who keep McKinney residents and visitors safe every day by feeding them lunch.

McKinney Travel Rally Day featuring KLAK Radio Remote with Johnny B.
Wednesday, May 10:

Throughout the day, we will be recognizing local tourism employees via social media. Then from 4-6 p.m., Johnny B. from KLAK Radio will be stationed out in front of the MCVB Visitors Center in downtown McKinney for a radio remote. Stop by for prize drawings and more.

Launch of New Visit McKinney Smartphone app and web widget: Plan itineraries and create maps when planning your McKinney trip. Download the app for iPhone or Android

Other activities will include:

  • special social media posts
  • giveaways 
  • video
  • MORE!

“When you realize that one in nine jobs in our country is related to tourism, you can better imagine just how many people in our city are dealing with visitors, directly and indirectly, every day,” Guerra said. “More than half of all visitor spending in our state is generated by domestic and international travelers. That’s in addition to travel spending by Texans exploring other parts of our home state.”

To best illustrate this point, the MCVB mounted a world map above the Visitors Center guest book to indicate the expanse of coverage from visitors who stop in for information.

“In the past few years, the CVB has welcomed visitors from all 50 states as well as 61 countries,” Guerra said. “Our guests enjoy the opportunity to mark their home city and country on our map.”

For more information about the McKinney CVB and details about National Travel & Tourism Week, please visit the MCVB website,, or call 214-544-1407. Their offices are located in the Visitors Center at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney.

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