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Texas Travel Fair 2012
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4/18/2012 to 4/19/2012
When: April 18-19, 2012
Where: Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX  76701
Contact: Jennifer Roush

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About the Texas Travel Fair
The TTIA Texas Travel Fair, an annual trade show for TTIA members only, is held as part of the Texas Travel Counselors Conference sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation - Travel Information Division. The travel counselors who attend this event work at Texas Department of Transportation Travel Information Centers, AAA offices, Visitor Centers, Texas Parks and Wildlife offices, and Texas Highways magazine. These professionals give guidance to more than four million travelers to Texas each year. As part of the training for travel counselors, TTIA members are invited to discuss their destinations, attractions or events during the conference and at the Texas Travel Fair. Registration includes activities designed to put you face-to-face with travel counselors during workshops, the trade show and informal settings.



Hotel Information
Courtyard by Marriott - Waco
101 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX 76701

TTIA rate: $85/night (king bed) and $129/night (double queen beds)
Cut-off date: Extended! April 2, 2012 at 4:00pm (unless block sold out prior to this date)
For reservations, please call the hotel at 254-752-8686 or Central Reservations at 800-321-2211 and ask for "Texas Travel Industry Association" rate

All events will be held at the Waco Convention Center, located at 100 Washington Avenue, Waco, TX 76701, unless otherwise listed in the schedule.


Registration Rates
Early Bird Rate - $320 (through March 30) - Includes registration for one person plus booth space.
Regular Rate - $420 (after March 30) - Includes registration for one person plus booth space.
Additional Person - $99
*To attend the Awards Luncheon and Appreciation Party, you must register for a booth.
 
NOTE: Registrations made April 11th through April 17th will not appear in the list of exhibitors we provide to the Counselors or the Exhibitors Booklet we provide to our exhibitors.

Cancellation Policy
Full refund until 5:00pm on April 1, 2012.  50% refund until 5:00pm on April 9, 2012.  No refunds after 5:00pm on April 9, 2012.  This cancellation policy helps us ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event.  For questions about this policy, please contact the TTIA office at 512-328-8842.



Notes: Gifts for Travel Counselors must be under $25/each. We recommended you bring 100 to 110 items for the Travel Fair. The gifts must also be able to fit in an 18" L x 18" W x 24" H box.
 

Exhibitor Guide - Call Lone Star Decorating, 806-762-411, with any questions.
 
 
Schedule of Events
*Schedule is subject to change. All events held at the Waco Convention Center unless stated otherwise.

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2012

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm           

Exhibitor Registration – Courtyard by Marriott Lobby



6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

TTCC Dinner @ Texas Rangers Hall of Fame

($35/person additional fee)

Buses depart Courtyard at 6:00pm. Buses run continuous from 7:30pm – 8:30pm to return attendees to the hotel.

Opens at 8:00pmHospitality Suite – Room 1106 at Hilton Waco

                                               Key access is required. Please stop by the front desk at the Hilton to let them know you are with                                                 TTIA and they will give you a pass.

THURSDAY, April 19, 2012

8:30 am - 1:30 pm           

Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up – Waco Convention Center, Chisholm Hall, Lower Level

8:30am - 11:15am

TTCC General Sessions – Waco Convention Center, Brazos Ballroom, Upper Level

11:30 am - 1:20 pm 

Awards Luncheon – Waco Convention Center, Brazos Ballroom, Upper Level

Sponsored by Visit Lubbock

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Texas Travel Fair – Waco Convention Center, Chisholm Hall, Lower Level

Presenting Travel Fair Sponsor Madden Media

CenterStop Food-Fare Stations sponsored by Six Flags Over Texas and Traders Village

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibitor Teardown – Chisholm Hall, Lower Level

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Appreciation Party – Waco Convention Center, Brazos Ballroom, Upper Level

Theme:Rockin’ Texas Since the ‘50s

Sponsored by Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau and Texas Travel Industry Association

Opens at 10:00pm
Hospitality Suite – Room 1106 at Hilton Waco
                                      Key access is required. Please stop by the front desk at the Hilton to let them know you are                                                      with TTIA and they will give you a pass.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$250 Travel Fair Sponsorship - Stand out while helping us provide the travel counselors with the best possible experience during their conference. A Travel Fair sponsorship is a convenient and special way to show your appreciation to the travel counselors who direct visitors to your area. Just check the $250 Sponsorship box on the Travel Fair registration form.

$60 Bed Down Gift Sponsor - Show your special appreciation for TxDOT's hard-working travel counselors. Each year, we take a carefully selected gift item, turn the counselor's beds down and place the gift on their pillow. They will discover the gift package upon returning to their room after their daily tours. Attached to the gift item will be a "Sponsorship" card listing every participant's name. Even if you are not able to attend the Travel Fair, you can still participate in the Bed Down program. Just check the Bed Down box on the Travel Fair registration form.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Roush, Director of Events, at jenniferr@ttia.org.


 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Travel Fair Sponsor





Host City Sponsor




 

Center Stop Food-Fare Stations Sponsor

 

Travel Counselor Mail Back Center Sponsors


General Sponsor

Cleburne Chamber of Commerce CVB

Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kyle, Texas - Simply Charming

City of Mansfield - We got Game

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phillips Entertainment, Inc.

Plano Convention & Visitors Bureau

San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Victoria CVB


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