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28 Apr, 2016, 13:49 ET Texas Celebrates Travel and Tourism Industry During 2016 Texas Travel and Tourism Week

 In recognition of the state's thriving travel and tourism industry, Governor Greg Abbott announced the designation of May 1-7 as Texas Travel...


23 Feb, 2016, 09:00 ET Texas Tourism Launches New Advertising Campaign

 Texas Tourism launched a new advertising campaign, which is currently rolling out across national television, print and digital media. The new...


05 Jun, 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...


30 Apr, 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...


11 Dec, 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...


06 Nov, 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...


30 Oct, 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...


13 Aug, 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...


25 Jul, 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...


16 May, 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...


01 May, 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...


20 Nov, 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....


09 Oct, 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...


26 Apr, 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...


20 Mar, 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...


03 Nov, 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...


04 May, 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....


15 Feb, 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...


10 Nov, 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...


20 Jul, 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...


10 Feb, 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,...


11 Jan, 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...


21 Jul, 2009, 11:50 ET Update: Shop & Save in Texas This Summer!

Texas' annual tax-free weekend is scheduled for August 21-23, 2009. Created to help Texas families with back-to-school shopping, the annual...


15 Jul, 2009, 17:01 ET Shop & Save in Texas This Summer!

In what has become a Texas tradition for visitors to the Lone Star State, Texas' annual tax-free weekend is scheduled this year for August...


15 May, 2009, 14:13 ET TEXAS ON TOUR Mobile Marketing Initiative Hits the Road Again to Bring Texas to Potential Visitors

High-Tech, Interactive Roadshow Features Virtual Reality, Green Screen Technology and Interactive Games Texas Tourism is taking the state on the...