Town of Queen Creek celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week

The town of Queen Creek has joined communities across America to showcase the importance of travel and tourism during National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7. Travel is one of America’s largest industries and largest employers, having generated $2.1 trillion for the U.S. economy and supporting more than 15.1 million jobs in the U.S., according to a press release.

Queen Creek is home to the tourism draw, agritainment. The farm-to-fork and interactive farm experiences are growing in popularity throughout the country. Three of the region’s key agritainment destinations are located in Queen Creek. They are: Queen Creek Olive Mill, Schnepf Farms and Hayden Flour Mill at Sossaman Farms.

The agritainment industry has a significant economic impact, drawing people from across the U.S., generating more than $10 million annually from visitor spending, which equates to more than $230,000 in sales tax for the town each year, according to the release.

“Queen Creek is a great community with many wonderful assets,” Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney said in the release. “We are fortunate to have fantastic organizations and amenities making Queen Creek a fun place to visit, directly impacting the town’s revenue. Having these exciting destinations in our own backyard also increases our quality of life. People come from all over the world to try our olive oil, peaches and wheat, and we only have to drive down the street.”

In addition to celebrating the impact of travel and tourism week, residents can be tourists in their own town by discovering all Queen Creek has to offer. They can find a complete list of Shop Queen Creek members online. They also can explore events at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center and Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre.

To stay updated on town of Queen Creek news and events, download the free Experience QC mobile app or follow the town on its website.

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