To celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, taking place May 4–12, Visit Oakland will host a “Tourism Works for Oakland” cleanup day on May 7. The event will include litter pickup, graffiti removal and painting around the city.
“In Oakland, 14,000 jobs are supported by the travel and hospitality sector, and visitors contribute to the success of our restaurants and attractions,” said Alison Best, president & CEO of Visit Oakland. “Each year, National Travel and Tourism Week reminds us that travel is not just a leisure or business activity—it is one of America’s largest and most impactful industries. One out of every eight jobs in the U.S. depends on travel and tourism.”
Visit Oakland and the hospitality industry will commit to maintaining these areas for up to one year through the destination’s “Adopt a Spot” initiative, according to a press release from Visit Oakland.