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Texas Travel Summit 2012 - General Information




GENERAL INFORMATION

TTIA’s Texas Travel Summit is the travel industry’s annual conference packed with education, insights, networking, business opportunities and so much more. 

We've raised the bar to ensure Travel Summit provides exceptional value to TTIA members.  The conference will have a new focus, a new direction, a new schedule and a new brand promise: this Summit will educate, innovate and communicate as no other Summit before has done.

Travel Summit 2012 will be an immersion in marketing, industry and consumer trends and innovations.  You'll experience a crash course in a variety of interactive sessions that will equip you with ideas and tactics - takeaways - you can use to drive results in your own business operations. An unparalleled line-up of national and international keynote speakers will engage you on critical issues, such as economic outlook, media trends, consumer trends, and future consumer innovations and what they mean to you.  Industry trendsetters will showcase their latest innovations to help you learn how you can adopt cutting edge strategies that are pushing the creative boundaries of our industry.  And, you and your peers will engage in intensive, moderated networking sessions where you can discuss challenges and opportunities, share ideas, problem-solve and learn about best practices from some of the best experts our industry has to offer: each other.   


Getting to Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is located at 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road, Lost Pines,Texas,78612 between Austin and Bastrop off Highway 71. Click here for more information.

To/From Austin Bergstrom Airport (approx20 miles/30 minutes)
Exit airport, follow Hwy 71 East for approx 13 miles. Entrance to resort is immediate next left AFTER traffic light at Pope Bend Rd. Turn left onto main drive and follow three mile drive to the lobby entrance.

From Bastrop,Texas
Take Hwy 71 west for approx 9 miles. Main entrance to resort is immediate next right after McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Turn right onto main drive and follow three mile drive to lobby entrance.

From Houston and Points East
From the 610 Loop, take 290 west, 110 miles, passing through Brenham/Giddings to 21W (just past Paige). Turn left at 21W. Go approx 13 miles to Hwy 95 in Bastrop. Turn left at Hwy 95, .4 miles to Hwy 71. Turn right at Hwy 71 and travel 10.5 miles. Main entrance to resort is immediate next right after McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Turn right onto main drive and follow three mile drive to lobby entrance.

From Dallas / Fort Worth and Points North
Travel east on I-35 approx 60 miles. Merge onto I-35 South and follow approximately 103 miles to the Texas 130 Toll Road. Travel S/E on Texas 130 approx 37 miles to the Hwy 71 exit. Travel east on Hwy 71 approx 10.5 miles. Main entrance to resort is immediate next left after traffic light at Pope Bend Rd. Turn leftonto main drive and follow three mile drive to the lobby entrance.

From San Antonio, San Marcos and Points South
Follow I-35 North to Austin. Exit Ben White/Hwy 71 East. Stay on Hwy 71. The resort is approx 13 miles past the Austin-Bergstrom Airport. Main entrance to resort is immediate next left after traffic light at Pope Bend Rd. Turn left onto main drive and follow three mile drive to the lobby entrance.

From Downtown Austin (approx20 miles/30 minutes)
Take 5th street east from downtown to I-35 South to Hwy 71 East. Stay on Hwy 71 East. Once past the Austin-Bergstrom Airport, the resort is approx 13 miles. Main entrance to resort is immediate next left after traffic light at Pope Bend Rd. Turn leftonto main drive and follow three mile drive to the lobby entrance.

Ground Transportation - Austin Airport to Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
Options for ground transportation from Austin Bergstrom International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines include Super Shuttle, taxi cabs and rental cars.
Super Shuttle - one-way Share Ride fare approximately $28
Taxi - one-way fare approximately $40
Rental car rates vary depending on size of vehicle and duration of rental.


Mobile Site & Handouts

Texas Travel Summit 2012 will once again have a Mobile Site accessible by clicking the QR code we'll have on signs and on the cover of the printed pocket schedule given to each attendee.

TTIA will not provide printed session handouts for attendees. We will endeavor to put session handouts and conference material online on TTIA’s website following the conference.  We will let attendees know when these materials are available.

Conference Attire

Business casual attire is appropriate for the conference sessions and awards luncheon. Layered clothing is suggested as meeting rooms tend to fluctuate in temperature. Casual attire is appropriate for the excursions and evening events.  Some evening events will be outside.

For the 5K Run/Walk on Wednesday, September 26th, please dress for a warm morning with appropriate running/walking shoes.  See below for training recommendations.

 

Training for TTIA's First 5K Run/Walk

We have turned to an expert in the field of Running in Austin, RunTex, for their tips on training for a 5K.  Click here for their program which gives information on goal setting, training schedules, food recommendations and more!  You can also visit the Couch to 5K website for training tips, or download the app Couch to 5K from iTunes!


Get Social
Get the latest updates from TTIA before the event and onsite, share your own experience and get a live feed with what’s happening with Twitter. Follow TTIA at @ttianews and use the hashtag #ttiasummit12 to join the conversation. You can also "like” TTIA on Facebook. TTIA will once again have a mobile site for your smart phone providing updates, conference schedules, and other information.

 

Spouse/Significant Other Meal Package

Texas Travel Summit is a focused meeting opportunity for our attendees. No organized spouse tours or activities are scheduled. However, we recognize that delegates do occasionally bring their spouse/significant other with them to experience the featured destination. For the convenience of these delegates, TTIA offers a meal package that allows entrance to official meal functions only, including the official sponsored evening events. The meal package does NOT include participation in daily educational sessions, and is not intended for industry professionals.


Cancellation Policy

Full refund until 5:00pm on August 24, 2012. 50% refund until 5:00pm on September 7, 2012. No refunds after 5:00pm on September 7, 2012. This cancellation policy helps us ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event. For questions regarding the cancellation policy, please contact the TTIA office at 512-328-8842.


Volunteer at Conference
Want to be more involved with Texas Travel Summit? We’re looking for people to help greet attendees, facilitate discussions, monitor rooms, direct attendees, serve as "social media ambassadors” and more. Email Jennifer Roush if you are interested in volunteering.


Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, TTIA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to TTIA’s use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


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