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Check out these Texas celebrations of Travel and Tourism Week 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017  
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Check out these Texas celebrations of

Travel and Tourism Week 2017, May 7-13

Join the Texas Travel Industry Association in celebrating Travel & Tourism Week in Texas, May 7-13. This year, the focus is on the "Faces of Travel," sharing stories of the dynamic, hardworking, creative people behind the travel sector. 


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Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council
Monday, May 8: Airport Appreciation Day: Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, Critzer Room, 2 p.m. Help us thank our airport partners (airport office, TSA and airline staff). 
Tuesday, May 9: TripAdvisor seminar w/ Scott Caufield of TripAdvisor: Learn to maximize TripAdvisor for your hospitality business, 9:30-11:00 am, Ashmore Inn & Suites
Wednesday, May 10: Roundup Demonstration/Launch: 8:30 a.m., Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Board Room. Join the Convention & Tourism Committee's regular meeting to learn about the Amarillo CVC extranet, Roundup, and how it can help your attraction, restaurant or hospitality business. Demonstration given by the CVC's Tina Brohlin.
Thursday, May 11: No events- 25th Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Business Connection
Friday, May 12: Texas Panhandle Travel Rally Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (special ceremony at 11 a.m.), Texas Travel Information Center I-40 @ Airport Blvd. exit. Free admission- visit with over 20 attractions from across the Panhandle
Saturday, May 13: National Train Day: Celebrate all things on rails by visiting the Amarillo Railroad Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission, donations welcome. 3160 I Ave (just NE of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport). Madame Queen, restored 2-10-4 Texas-type locomotive: Corner of SE 2nd & Lincoln Streets. Free admission. Buttel Train Museum: 3907 Sundown Lane                   
 
The Amarillo CVC mission is to positively impact the economy and image of Amarillo through destination marketing and related support programs. Visit the Amarillo CVC website at www.visitamarillo.com.
 
Visit Austin
Austin's Inaugural Give Back Gig - Join us for live music, bites and drinks as we celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week.  Meet Austin's Faces of Travel honorees and toast to their contributions to our industry. The Give Back Gig silent auction will feature one of a kind Austin-inspired canvases from Art from the Streets artists. VIP Admission $75, General Admission $50. Proceeds benefit Art from the Streets, a free and open art studio serving Austin's homeless and formally homeless artists. Click here for more details on the event and sponsorship opportunities.
Monday, May 8, 2017, Palmer Events Center - Austin, TX
5:00pm VIP Preview Party, 6:00-800pm Give Back Gig
Contact info:   Mary Kay Hackley mhackley@austintexas.org
 
Destination El Paso
Mon. May 8:  County Proclamation; 9:30 am
Tue. May 9:  City Proclamation; 8:30 am
Wed. May 10:  San Jacinto Plaza Trade Show;  11 am
Thurs. May 11:  Faces of Travel Luncheon; 11:30 am
Fri. May 12:  Visitors Day @ Visitor Information Center
 
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum plans to have free admission on May 10 in observance of National Travel and Tourism week. 
 
Hosted by Visit Lubbock and the Lubbock Hotel Motel Association, the Live Love Lubbock Luncheon honors Lubbock's ambassadors and professionals in the travel and tourism industry. This year, the luncheon will be held at one of Lubbock's five award-winning wineries, Llano Estacado Winery, on May 10. The Luncheon celebrates the recipients of the Tourism Trumpeter Award, the Rising Star Award and the Heart of Hospitality Award. The Tourism Trumpeter Award is given to an individual outside of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry who has made a positive impact on the local industry. The Rising Star Award honors an individual working in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry who, with five years of experience or less, has established recognition, accomplished success and created positive change. The Heart of Hospitality Award honors an individual working in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry who, over an extended time frame, has established recognition, accomplished success and built notoriety.
 
The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau is thrilled to honor and celebrate the many individuals who have helped make San Marcos a thriving tourist destination on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 with a Travel & Tourism Week Appreciation Reception. The reception will take place at San Marcos Rec Hall from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. At the reception, two exceptional individuals will be awarded special recognition with the Rogers Family Tourism Award and Rogers Family Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award for their continued dedication to promoting tourism in San Marcos. The award recipients will receive a limited-edition piece of artwork representing the Meadows Center, formerly Aquarena Springs. For more information on our celebration, you can contact us at cvb@sanmarcostexas.com or visit www.toursanmarcos.com.
 
South Padre Island will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with a traditional picnic on May 10, 2017 at the South Padre Island Visitors Center, located at 610 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas 78597. Leslie Blasing will provide entertainment for the event and refreshments will be served. Partners from South Padre Island and surrounding communities, including Port Isabel, Harlingen and Brownsville, were invited to participate. 
 
The City of Tomball celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week by staging its annual Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival on May 6-7, issuance of a proclamation during the May 1st City Council meeting proclaiming May 7-13 as National Travel & Tourism Week in Tomball, press releases to the media emphasizing the importance of tourism to the community and more. The Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival is a two day celebration of the tasty crawfish through live music, events, food, competitive eating and crawfish racing.  Special guest, TV's "Daytripper", Chet Garner will be on-site May 6th to meet-and-greet fans. Free admission and parking.  The festival is at Tomball's historic downtown Depot - 201 South Elm Street, 77375.
  
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