Letter-to-the-Editor Available on TTIA.org
Our state's fully-funded tourism advertising and promotion budget needs your support: Drastic cuts to the state's highly successful tourism advertising and promotion program, Texas. It's Like A Whole Other Country®, would result in significant economic losses and dramatically lower tourism-related tax dollar collections. We need your help to spread the word that fully funding the state's tourism advertising and promotion program is a smart solution for our state's current budget crisis.
To that end, we have provided a sample Letter-to-the-Editor, along with bullet points and instructions, on our Web site for your use. We encourage you to adopt this letter, or write one of your own from the bullets provided, and send it to your local newspaper. Help us get the word out to the public that Travel Matters to Texas.
Updated Legislative and Bill Tracking Reports are available today. Visit TTIA's Advocacy section for more information.
Partners In The Park
Don't forget the great discounts available on attraction tickets. And share the news with others that you work with - either in the industry or within your community.
NEW for Members Only: Schlitterbahn!
We have received an allotment of tickets to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn Galveston, and a very limited supply of Schlitterbahn South Padre. These tickets are not available on our website.
Members, please email Jennifer Baker with park selection, quantity, organization name, and preferred shipping method (see below) to purchase Schlitterbahn tickets!
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels = $29.50 + tax
Schlitterbahn Galveston = $29.50 + tax
Schlitterbahn South Padre = $26.00 +tax
Regular Mail (3-5 bus. days) = $4
Lonestar Overnight = $15.95 + tax
Lonestar Saturday = $26.95 + tax
We are temporarily sold out of the Adult tickets for Natural Bridge Caverns, but expect a new supply soon.
TTIA Thanks all the members who have provided discount tickets for this great program.
Visit www.TTIA.org and click on the Partners In The Park icon to take advantage of the discounted ticket prices.
Travel & Tourism College
Early Bird Deadline - Friday, April 15
"The company or organization that provides professional development to its employees is more likely to keep those employees longer."
Rickie Felder, principal with Felder Consulting Associates
Join us for Travel & Tourism College
in San Marcos this summer. The Early Bird Registration Deadline is THIS FRIDAY!
Full tuition rate includes course materials, a private bedroom in a dormitory quad-suite, breakfast and lunch in the campus dining hall, and dinner on nights with evening events.
- $850 - Earlybird rate (on or before 4/15/11)
- $950 - Regular rate (after 4/15/11)
Click here for more information about Travel & Tourism College, the Certification upon completion of the three year program, and the course schedules; or contact Jennifer Roush.
|ABA Returns to Grapevine|
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
The American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace is the premier business event for the group travel industry and it is only nine months from being back in Texas! There are a number of ways you can be a part of this huge event, which takes place in Grapevine January 6-10, 2012.
Team Texas invites you to be a part of this big event that hasn't been in Texas since 2007. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available or contact Heather Kisabeth with any questions.
Texas Travel Fair Update
Register Now to Be Included in Program Guide
Texas Travel Fair will be here before we know it! To be included in the program guide provided to attendees and exhibitors, you must be registered by close of business this Thursday, April 14th. You may register after this date, but you will not be listed in the guide.
We are adding a Meet & Greet with members of the TTIA Motor Coach Council
to this year's schedule. This Meet & Greet will take place in the Exhibit Hall, Thursday, April 28th, 9:30-11 am, during the booth set-up time and will allow Motor Coach operators and TTIA members to get to know each other and discuss business opportunities.
In addition, we will encourage media from the area to cover Texas Travel Fair and visit with exhibitors.
For more information, contact Jennifer Roush