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Regional Tourism Workshop - MARBLE FALLS
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10/22/2008
When: October 22, 2008
7:30am - 4:30pm
Where: Lakeside Pavilion
307 Buena Vista
Marble Falls, Texas  78654
United States
Contact: David Teel


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Hotel Information:
La Quinta Inns & Suites
501 Highway 2147, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Phone: 830-798-2020
TTIA Rate: $89/night (ask for TTIA Workshop group rate)
State Rate: $85/night
Cutoff deadline: October 14, 2008
*First night's deposit at time of booking required


Workshop Agenda

7:45 – 8:30 AM:

Workshop Registration, Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast sponsored by the San Marcos Convention and Visitors Bureau

8:30 – 8:45 AM:

Welcome and Introductions

8:45 – 9:30 AM:

General Session - Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Speaker: Dan Quandt, Executive Director, South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

9:30 – 10:15 AM:

General Session - Understanding the Digital Age of Tourism Marketing

Speaker: Nelson Gumm, President, AJR Media Group

10:15 – 10:25 AM:

Break

10:25 – 11:45 AM:

General Session - State Agency Presentations

Speakers: Nate Gieryn, Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism; Doris Howdeshell, Texas Department of Transportation - Travel Division; Gaye Greever McElwain, Texas Commission on the Arts; Teresa Caldwell, Texas Historical Commission; and Shelly Plante, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

12:00 – 12:50 PM:

Networking Lunch and Presentation - Why International Tourism is Important to Texas
Sponsored by Pedernales Electric Cooperative
Speaker: Julie Chase, Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism

1:00 – 1:45 PM:

General Session: How to Use Your Existing Local Resources to Create Nature Tourism Opportunities

Speaker: Shelly Plante, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

1:45 – 2:30 PM:

General Session: Researching Your Target Market

Speaker: Nate Gieryn, Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism

2:30 – 2:45 PM:

Afternoon Refreshment Break
Sponsored by the San Marcos Convention and Visitors Bureau

2:45 – 3:35 PM:

General Session: GO TEXAN/Certified Retirement Community Programs

Speakers: Natalie Houghton and Sherri Gothart-Barron, Texas Department of Agriculture

3:35 - 4:20 PM:

General Session: Texas Tourism: What Does the Future Hold?

Speaker: Nelson Gumm, President, AJR Media Group

4:20 - 4:35 PM:
Open Discussion, Q&A


Registration Fees
Early Bird Rate (by 5 PM October 1): $75
Regular Rate (by 5 PM October 15): $85
After October 15 (on-site registration opens at 8:00 AM on October 22): $95

Cancellation Policy:
Full refund until 5 PM on October 1
1/2 refund until 5 PM on October 15
No refunds after 5 PM on October 15


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