The Texas Explorer
Your Travel & Tourism Industry Update
June 23, 2011
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Texas Travel Industry Association
3345 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 102A
Austin, Texas 78746

TTIA Accepting Nominations for At-Large Board Members

Nominations Due By July 1st

The TTIA Board of Directors provides guidance and leadership that ensures the association remains a powrerful advocate for promoting travel & tourism as a major industry that contributes to the economic well-being of Texans. 

At-Large Board Members will be elected by the membership to serve 3-year terms.  This election will take place during the annual business meeting at Texas Travel Summit in San Antonio.

Nominations for At-Large Board vacancies are now being accepted.  Submit nominations to Courtney Graham no later than July 1st. Please include a resume or bio for your nominee.
Corpus Christi a "Hot Spot" for Boating in Texas
Rated by U.S. Recreational Boating Industry

Texas is the #2 state for boating based on annual expenditures for new powerboats, motors, and accessories.  Discover Boating, a non-profit awareness program of the industry identified Corpus Christi as the best spot in Texas for getting off the dock this summer.


Keith Arnold, CEO of the Corpus Christi CVB says, "recognition of the incredible range of boating opportunities in Corpus Christi/Upper Padre Island is a real asset for marketing this destination to visitors with exceptional demographics." 


June 22, June 29 & July 6

Webinar Series 1


June 28, 2011

Regional Tourism Workshop

Bastrop, TX

July 1, 2011

Board of Director Nominations Due


July 14, 2011

Regional Tourism Workshop

Mesquite, TX


July 15, 2011

Postmark deadline for TTIA Tall in Texas and Rising Star Award Nominations


July 21, July 28 & August 4

Webinar Series 2


August 17, 24, & 31

Webinar Series 3


September 18-21, 2011  

Texas Travel Summit

San Antonio, TX



Nominations Due July 15 for Tall in Texas and Rising Star Awards.   


* Register NOW for Webinars & Regional Workshops



* Register NOW for the Early Bird Rate for

Texas Travel Summit, September 18-21 in San Antonio.



Informational Tidbits

World Tourism Day Announced - September 27, 2011





American Airlines

Dallas Cowboys Football Club

Landry's Restaurants, Inc.

SeaWorld San Antonio


Schlitterbahn Waterparks

Traders Village 


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