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Jun 05, 2014, 10:00 ET

2014 Texas On Tour Hits the Road Promoting Texas Vacations

Texas Tourism is hitting the road this summer with its 2014 Texas on Tour, an experiential traveling exhibit showcasing the exciting and diverse...

Apr 30, 2014, 10:05 ET

Texas Tourism Celebrates Texas Travel and Tourism Week, Launches travel matters sweepstakes

 In recognition of Texas' dynamic travel and tourism industry and its important contributions to the state economy, Gov. Rick Perry has...

Dec 11, 2013, 09:06 ET

Texas Tourism Introduces 'Travel Texas' Mobile Application

To enhance Texas visitors' experience and highlight the wide variety of activities available across the Lone Star State, Texas Tourism recently...

Nov 06, 2013, 10:12 ET

Texas Tourism Honored With Two W3 Awards

In recognition of its innovative use of digital media to promote Texas and the wide variety of travel experiences available throughout...

Oct 30, 2013, 17:39 ET

Texas Ranked Fifth Amongst Lonely Planet's Top 10 Regions For 2014

 Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel media company, has named Texas fifth in its Top 10 Regions for 2014 list. The Lone Star State is the...

Aug 13, 2013, 14:12 ET

Texas Tourism Receives Two Telly Awards

Faced with the challenge of promoting a geographically and culturally diverse state, Texas Tourism successfully captured Texas' wide, natural...

Jul 25, 2013, 14:07 ET

New Experiential Exhibit Promotes Texas Vacations

Texas Tourism is unveiling Texas on Tour, an all-new experiential exhibit that gives potential travelers a taste of the fun and adventure the Lone...

May 16, 2013, 10:10 ET

Kick Off the Summer Season With a Splash and Enjoy a Texas Aquatic Adventure

 As summertime approaches and the family travel season heats up, Texas Tourism invites visitors to cool down at some of the state's premier...

May 01, 2013, 10:06 ET

Gov. Perry Designates May 4-12 as Texas Travel and Tourism Week

In recognition of Texas' dynamic travel and tourism industry and its important contributions to the state economy, Gov. Rick Perry has designated...

Nov 20, 2012, 10:00 ET

Explore The Texas Trail Of Lights This Holiday Season

 With the holiday season just around the corner, Texas is decking the halls and trimming the trees from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle Plains....

Oct 09, 2012, 09:04 ET

Texas Revs Its Engine For Formula 1

Racing fans, rejoice! November 16-18 marks the first Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the brand new Circuit of The Americas in Austin, the...

Apr 26, 2012, 13:38 ET

Gov. Perry Designates May 5-13 as Texas Travel and Tourism Week

 To recognize Texas' robust travel industry and its important contributions to the state economy, Gov. Rick Perry has designated May 5-13 as...

Mar 20, 2012, 09:00 ET

Texas Offers New Attractions for Spring and Summer Travel

 The Lone Star State has always been an exciting destination for family fun, and this year is no exception, with spring and summer marking the...

Nov 03, 2011, 10:11 ET

National Spotlight Shines on Texas' Diverse and Dynamic Cuisine

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the Lone Star State's tantalizing culinary experiences. To celebrate Texas' unique flavors, which are...

May 04, 2011, 10:32 ET

Texas First Lady Anita Perry to Speak at Travel Rally

Texas First Lady Anita Perry will speak at a Travel Rally on May 10 on the South Steps of the Texas State Capitol, where she will be joined by Sen....

Feb 15, 2011, 12:59 ET

Texas Tourism Adds Mobile Site, Increases Web Tools at TravelTex.com

TravelTex.com, the official travel website for the State of Texas, has added a convenient new mobile site, http://m.traveltex.com, that allows...

Nov 10, 2010, 09:00 ET

Texas to Welcome Super Bowl XLV in February

What better backdrop for football's biggest game than the world's largest domed stadium, in the state where everything is bigger?  On February...

Jul 20, 2010, 12:14 ET

Shop & Save in Texas This Summer!

Texas' annual tax-free weekend is scheduled for August 20-22, 2010.  Created with Texas families and back-to-school shopping in mind, this...

Feb 10, 2010, 08:00 ET

Texas: The Ultimate Family Vacation Destination

Texas offers natural wonders, exciting attractions and educational experiences for every visitor, and has recently added even more museums,...

Jan 11, 2010, 12:21 ET

Texas-Sized Sporting Events Across the Lone Star State

Texas sports fans are as loyal as the state is vast, and they have much to be excited about this year. With state-of-the-art stadiums, sports...