THIS EVENT WAS HELD APRIL 24-25, 2013.
Texas Travel Fair 2014 will be held April 16-17, 2014 in South Padre Island.
THE FOLLOWING IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
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, city visitor centers, Texas Parks and Wildlife offices, and Texas Highways magazine. These professionals give guidance to millions of 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 the trade show and in informal settings.
Read about the changes to this year's Texas Travel Fair.
Just added! A Friends of Travel - Give Back event in Lubbock. We'll be planting trees at Prairie Dog Town the morning of April 24th! Read more here.
Questions about Promo Items?Reducing the promo items allows the exhibitors and TTCC attendees to give each other their full time and attention without being rushed. We do understand that some of you may still want to bring promo items, but please know they are not expected and they must be kept small as the TTCC attendees will not be carrying suitcases around the show and there will not be a mail back center.
REGISTRATION WILL NOW BE TAKEN ON SITE
Note: All Travel Fair Booth Participants will automatically be a Bed Down Gift Sponsor. The Bed Down Gift is given to all Travel Counselors in attendance. The gift is selected by TTIA and every Travel Fair Booth Participant's Name will appear on the card that accompanies the gift. Bed Down Gifts are delivered directly to the Travel Counselor's hotel room.
Member Early Bird Rate - $360 (Includes 1 booth space and registration for 1 person) (through March 29th at 5pm)
Member Regular Rate - $460 (Includes 1 booth space and registration for 1 person) (after March 29th at 5pm)
Additional Person in your booth - $99/person
NOTE: Registrations made after noon on April 12th will not appear on the Bed Down Gift Tag or the program.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund until 5:00pm on April 5, 2013. 50% refund until 5:00pm on April 12, 2013. No refunds after 5:00pm on April 12, 2013. 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.
Hotel Information - SOLD OUT
Overton Hotel & Conference Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401
TTIA rate: $109/night
Cut-off deadline: April 9, 2013 (unless block is sold out prior to this date)
For reservations, please call the hotel at 806-776-7000 and ask for the "Texas Travel Industry Association" rate
$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.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, April 24th:
- 8:00am - 11:00am – Friends of Travel - Give Back Event – Lubbock’s Prairie Dog Town
Volunteers meet in lobby of Overton Hotel at 7:30am for carpooling to event. More information.
- 2:00pm – 6:00pm – Exhibitor Registration and Setup – Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
A bus will run every 15 minutes between the Overton Hotel and Lubbock Memorial Civic Center from 2:00pm – 6:00pm.
- 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Appreciation Dinner @ American Wind Power Center (no extra charge)
Dust off your boots and gear up for some West Texas entertainment on "Urban Cowboy” Wednesday night. Dance the night away at the American Wind Power Center featuring live music and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a special "Taste of Lubbock” where you’ll have the chance to savor local restaurants’ favorite dishes. We’ll see you on Wednesday night in your finest Western "getup” for some Lubbock music, food and fun!Buses depart the hotel at 6:45pm. Buses will run continuous from 8:30pm – 10:00pm to return to the hotel.
Sponsored by Visit Lubbock and Texas Travel Industry Association
- 10:00pm – Hospitality Suite Open – Overton Hotel & Conference Center, Room 409
Thursday, April 25th:
- 8:45am – 11:45am – Texas Travel Fair– Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Presenting Travel Fair Sponsor is Madden Media
Center Stop Food Fare Station Sponsor is Six Flags Over Texas and Traders Village
A bus will run every 15 minutes between the Overton Hotel and Lubbock Memorial Civic Center from 7:45am – 8:30am.
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Awards Luncheon – Lubbock Memorial Civic Center(no extra charge)
Sponsored by South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
- 2:00pm – 3:30pm – Exhibitor Teardown – Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Buses will run every 15 minutes between the Overton Hotel and Lubbock Memorial Civic Center from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.
Thank You To Our Sponsors
Travel Fair Presenting Sponsor
Center Stop Food Fare Sponsors
Travel Fair Host City