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Your Travel & Tourism Industry Update
July 5, 2011 - CORRECTED DATE!
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TTIA Webinar on Legislative Session - July 22nd at 10am
David Teel and Ron Hinkle will discuss the 82nd Legislative Session and the outcomes for our State Agencies, including full funding for Texas Tourism's marketing and advertising efforts over the next biennium.

To register, visit our webinar website.  Please note, the maximum number of participants is 100.  If possible, please register one participant from your organization and watch/listen to the webinar in a large room where others on your staff can attend.

If you have questions, please contact Janice Langlinais.
Roger Dow to Address Summit Attendees
Monday Luncheon Keynote

Roger Dow Roger Dow, President & CEO of the  U.S. Travel Association will address  Travel Summit attendees during the  Monday Awards Luncheon.

 The U.S. Travel Association is the  national umbrella organization  headquartered in Washington, D.C.  that represents all segments of travel and tourism in America, an industry responsible for generating $1.8 trillion in economic output annually.


Nominate Now for Texas Nature Tourism Award

Nominations Due By August 1st

The Texas Nature Tourism Award was developed in 2009 to recognize those communities, businesses, and or individuals who have dedicated time, money, conservation efforts and resources to Nature Tourism.

Read the press release!

Nominations for individuals or businesses are due by August 1st.  Nominate Today!

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 Mesquite Regional Workshop  - Early Bird Deadline July 8th



* Register NOW for the Early Bird Rate for

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

Informational Tidbits

TaxFree Shopping Opens "Instant Cash" locations in San Marcos & San Antonio





American Airlines

Dallas Cowboys Football Club

Landry's, 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