May 2 - 8 is National Travel & Tourism Week, a time where professionals in the tourism industry celebrate the value and importance that travel has on our economy, business, and personal well-being. In Newport News, that is no different with our many parks, amazing restaurants, museums, and more contributing to the city and Coastal Virginia. Tourism plays a critical role to the city's local economy, workforce, identity and culture and Newport News Mayor Price has recognized it and proclaimed this as a week of celebration for the city. Click here for Mayor Price's 2021 Proclamation for National Travel & Tourism Week.

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National Travel & Tourism Week Contest

How To Enter

To enter, click here or use the form below to match the correct clue box number to the corresponding fun outdoor activity found in Newport News. All correct entries will be put into a drawing for a chance to win one of six prize packages, each valued over $600. Only one entry per person.

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List of Prize Packages

Check out these six prize packages, each valued at over $600! You could win an overnight stay, restaurant and shopping gift certificates, gift bags, a massage and much more!

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Prize Package 6

National Travel & Tourism Week Contest Details

No purchase necessary.  Each prize may have certain restrictions.  All qualified answers turned in by 5 p.m. on May 20, 2021 will be eligible for the prize package drawing.  Only one entry per person.  Winners will be posted by 5 p.m. on May 25, 2021.  Contest open to all U.S. citizens 18 years or older.  Newport News Tourism employees are not eligible to participate.  Void where prohibited.

Gregory Cherry Tourism Professional of the Year Award

Five exceptional Newport News tourism industry members have been nominated for their superior customer service skills, in addition to making an outstanding contribution in promoting travel and tourism in our city in 2020. The winner will be surprised and presented the award "on the job" by Newport News Mayor Price on Facebook Live Tuesday, May 4 at 2 pm. 

Virtual FAMiliarization Tour

This 16-minute video gives you a firsthand look at Newport News and all of the wonderful things this city has to offer. Starting at the Newport News Visitor Center, this tour takes you throughout the city highlighting our attractions, parks, and museums. It ends with our shopping and dining opportunities, driving tours and Toast the Coast: Beer, Wine, & Shine Trail.

2021 "ZOOM IN on Newport News" Photo Contest

The annual "ZOOM IN on Newport News" photo contest will return this year! This year's theme is "The Great Outdoors". A $500 cash grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry. Stay tuned here for full contest details after May 31.