The Texas Explorer
Your Travel & Tourism Industry Update
August 17, 2011
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Austin, Texas 78746
Facebook Co-Op Opportunity
Madden Media Offering a Fall Opportuntiy

Madden Media is once again offering a Facebook Cooperative Opportunity just for TTIA members for this Fall.  The campaign runs from September 15 through December 15, 2011. With a materials deadline of September 1st.

The campaign includes special Facebook advertising, a sweepstakes and more.

We just completed a Summer Facebook Co-Op that proved quite successful for the members who participated.  Participants saw anywhere from 12% to 27% increases in "Likes" on their Facebook pages.

Find out how you can take advantage of this great opportunity.  Madden Media plans to host a webinar to discuss this opportunity next week.  We'll let you know the date & time of that webinar once we have that information. Or contact Dana Herr at Madden Media for more information.
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September 18-21, 2011
Not Yet Registered? Register Now!

Special Offer Just for Summit Attendees!

Our great friends at Phillips Entertainment are extending the following offer to TTIA Travel Summit attendees only!

$5.00 per Attraction or 
all 6 Attractions for $30
(that's a savings of $70 on all 6 attractions!)

Bring your TTIA Travel Summit badge to the ticket booth for this special deal.  You must purchase your tickets by Thursday, September 22, 2011, but the tickets NEVER expire!


Attractions include:

Come in a day early or stay a day later & enjoy all the attractions that Phillips Entertainment has to offer!  Or make a special trip back to San Antonio to visit these attractions - remember the tickets NEVER expire!

QR Scavenger Hunt at Summit
With the help of the folks at Walking Papers, TTIA is putting together a fun activity for our Summit attendees this year - a QR Scavenger Hunt!

Bring your smartphone and play along.  We'll have QR codes strategically placed throughout the conference with clues to your next code check-in location.  Simply scan the code with any QR reader and input your username (once you've registered to play!)

We'll award prizes on Wednesday morning of Summit.  Prize winners will be drawn from the participants.  You must be present at the Wednesday sessions to be eligible to win the prizes.  We'll let you know what you will be playing for in the next few weeks!

Don't have a smartphone?  We'll have a texting option as well, so plan to play, too!




Add your company or community to this list!  Contact Jennifer Roush for Sponsorship Information.  



Madden Media

San Antonio CVB

Austin CVB

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

SeaWorld San Antonio



Meredith Travel Marketing

Marriott Rivercenter

The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

Don Strange of Texas, Inc.



Bibisi Marketing Technologies

 Texas Monthly  

American Express  

Southern Living


  New Braunfels CVB

Orbitz Worldwide





Southwest Airlines

 Corpus Christi CVB


Colour Solutions
 Natural Bridge Caverns 

San Marcos CVB

Odessa CVB


 AAA Texas Journey Magazine

 AAA Home & Away Magazine

 AAA Southern Traveler Magazine

 AAA Living Magazine

 AAA New Mexico Journey Magazine

 AAA Journeys Magazine 

Traders Village

Beaumont CVB



Austin American-Statesman

Dallas Morning News

Houston Chronicle

San Antonio Express-News

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Certified Folder Display

  Walking Papers 

  Village of Salado

Belton Area Chamber of Commerce

First Class Tours





Phillips Entertainment

Visit Lubbock

Visit Addison

San Antonio Spurs

El Paso CVB 


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