The Texas Explorer
Your Travel & Tourism Industry Update
March 8, 2011
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Texas Travel Industry Association
3345 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 102A
Austin, Texas 78746
Legislative Update

We will have a Legislative Update to our members tomorrow, March 9th, with information on our four top priorities: full funding for state tourism promotion; funding for other state agencies' tourism activities including THC, TCA, TPWD & TxDOT; school start date; and no new fees or taxes directed specifically at the travel and tourism industry.

If you do not currently receive our Legislative Updates, please let us know so we can ensure that you are added to that distribution list.  You can send your contact information to Janice Langlinais.

Visit TTIA's Advocacy section for more information.


Partners In The Park 2011
Tickets Available
Participating this year (to date): SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Space Center Houston, and Natural Bridge Caverns.

Visit and click on the Partners In The Park icon to take advantage of these great ticket prices. 

As other attractions are added, we will let you know!


Texas Travel Fair

Arlington, TX

Register Now! 

April 27-28 
Space is filling up fast for TTIA's Texas Travel Fair. Get your destination in front of travel counselors from TxDOT Travel Information Centers, AAA offices, Visitor Centers, Texas Parks and Wildlife offices, and Texas Highways magazine. These professionals give guidance to more than four million travelers in Texas  each year.

General Sponsorships and Bed Down Gift Sponsorships are available.  Select those options when registering.

For more information, visit our Web site or contact Jennifer Roush


Travel & Tourism College Accepting Year 1 & 2 Applications Now!
Register Here

New information has been posted on our Web site giving the course schedule to date, hotel and dorm information, and an updated list of instructors.


Don't forget that with completion of the 3-year program, graduates are Certified Tourism Executives.


For more information, visit


Texas Tourism Foundation Scholarships
Postmark deadline for Applications - June 10, 2011

The Texas Travel Industry Association Scholarship program provides student scholarships to current employees or to the immediate family of employees of current TTIA member organizations.

The application is now available on TTIA's website. Applications must be postmarked by June 10, 2011 to be eligible.  Scholarship recipients will be announced in July.

Contact Jennifer Roush with any questions.
April 27-28, 2011
Texas Travel Fair
Arlington, TX

May 7-15, 2011
Travel & Tourism Week

June 10, 2011
Postmark deadline for TTF Scholarship Applications

June 12-17, 2011

Travel & Tourism College
San Marcos, TX

September 18-21, 2011 Texas Travel Summit

San Antonio, TX




American Airlines

Dallas Cowboys Football Club

Landry's Restaurants, Inc.

SeaWorld San Antonio



Traders Village

Schlitterbahn Waterparks



Phillips Entertainment, Inc.



AJR Media Group

Austin Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort

La Torretta de Lago Resort & Spa

Madden Media

Natural Bridge Caverns

San Antonio Zoo

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Over Texas/ Hurricane Harbor

Southwest Airlines

Space Center Houston

Splashtown Houston

Texas State Railroad