April 15-16, 2015
MPEC, 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
This Event has Concluded for 2015
This page is for informational purposes only.
About the Texas Travel Fair - Why You Should Exhibit (video)
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, 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.
Exhibiting at the Texas Travel Fair gives you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the travel counselors and educate them on what's new in your destination (i.e. attractions, events, festivals, etc.). The travel counselors will be divided in groups of two this year and will be assigned a specific booth number to start. Exhibitors, please have a one page information sheet that talks about what is new in your destination to give each travel counselor.
awards will be announced at the Stars of Texas Awards Dinner on Wednesday night. The dinner will begin at 6:30pm
and the Appreciation
Party will follow at 8pm.
Thursday, we will begin with a breakfast
with the travel counselors from 8:00am - 8:45am. All exhibitors are
encouraged to attend. The Texas Travel Fair will follow breakfast
from 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Contact Jennifer Baker, Membership & Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
- There will be a Mail Back Center for the Travel Counselors this year, but there
are some restrictions. Each travel counselor will have the ability to fill one box (exact size 18"x18"x20") with items (approx. 30lb weight limit) and have it
shipped to their office. Please keep this in mind if you plan to bring gift
items. Please also note: breakable items are discouraged and will not be shipped to counselors.
- All events conclude at 12:00pm on Thursday.
Member Early Bird Rate - $360 (Includes 1 booth space and registration for 1 person) (through March 27th)
Member Regular Rate - $460 (Includes 1 booth space and registration for 1 person) (after March 27th)
Additional Person in your booth - $99/person
NOTE: Registrations made after noon on April 1st will not appear on the Bed Down Gift Tag or the program.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund until 5:00pm on March 20, 2015. 50% refund until 5:00pm on April 3, 2015. No refunds after 5:00pm on April 3, 2015. 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.
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 Organization's Name will appear on the card that accompanies the gift - if registration completed before April 1, 2015. Bed Down Gifts are delivered directly to the Travel Counselor's hotel room.
Exhibitor Packet - Now Available - Click Here
Hotel Information -
Holiday Inn Express – Wichita Falls - SOLD OUT
5300 Kell Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX 76310
TTIA Rate: $124/night + tax
Cut-off Deadline: 5:00pm on March 24, 2015 (unless
block is sold out prior to this date)
Contact Jennifer Baker if you need assistance.
$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
(As of 12/11/14) Schedule is subject to change
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
*NOTE: MPEC is located at 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301. The Wellington is located next to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
*NOTE: MPEC is
located at 1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
WE THANK OUR SPONSORS
Travel Fair Host City Dinner Sponsor
Appreciation Party Sponsors