|Tourism is Part of the Budget Solution|
New Talking Points Available
We encourage you to contact your State Representative and Senator Today
with the updated talking points found on our Home
Our state legislators are inundated daily with information from countless groups seeking funding during this difficult legislative session. We must remind our elected representatives in Austin - often & regularly - that Tourism is Part of the Budget Solution!
Visit TTIA's Advocacy
section for more information.
Doris Howdeshell Announces Retirement
Late last week, Doris Howdeshell announced her retirement from the Texas Dept. of Transportation's Travel Information Services Division effective at the end of April. In fact, Doris' last day will be the last day of Travel Fair
Doris has been with TxDOT for 32 years! During that tenure, she has been responsible for the world-famous anti-litter campaign "Don't Mess with Texas"
while overseeing 12 Texas Travel Information Centers and the state's travel literature, including Texas Highways
In 2006, Doris received the Tall in Texas
Award from TTIA for her outstanding contributions to the state's tourism industry.
Doris, we wish you a wonderful retirement.
You deserve only the best!
|Travel Rally Day|
May 10, 2011
U.S. Travel Association Encourages Participation through new video.
The U.S. Travel Association wants to ensure that everyone understands the importance of this year's Travel Rally Day. They have produced a new video encouraging all of us to get involved.
Click here to see the U.S. Travel Association Travel Rally video and watch this space for information on the plans for Texas' Travel Rally Day, scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th in Austin.
|Congratulations Abilene & Amarillo!|
Abilene CVB receives one of 25 Austin American-Statesman Texas Social Media Awards and is in the running for overall winner! (Read full story)
Amarillo Named a "Best Place to Live in the West" by American Cowboy magazine! (Read release)
TTIA congratulates Abilene & Amarillo
on these accomplishments!
|Golf Tournament to Support "Tag" Taggart Scholarship|
April 1, 2011 at the Cowboys Golf Club
Join the Dallas Ft. Worth Area Tourism Council and the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) - DFW Chapter for this annual Golf Tournament which supports a scholarship in the name of one of tourism's greatest supporters and a past TTIA Chair, "Tag" Taggart. For more information, click here
Partners In The Park Tickets Available Now!
Participating this year (to date): SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Space Center Houston, and Natural Bridge Caverns.Just added - Splashtown San Antonio!
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!