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Texas Travel Expo 2021
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/31/2021 to 4/1/2021
When: March 31-April 1, 2021
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas  76051
United States
Contact: Jennifer Roush
512-328-8842

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March 31-April 1, 2021

*Online registration available soon. For questions please contact Jennifer Roush at JenniferR@ttia.org.


About the Texas Travel Expo:
The TTIA Texas Travel Expo (formerly Texas Travel Fair) is an annual trade show providing expo participants the opportunity to showcase their destination or attraction to Texas Travel Counselors as part of the Texas Travel Counselors Conference (TTCC) 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 State Parks, and Texas Highways magazine. These professionals give guidance to millions of travelers to Texas each year.

As part of the training for travel counselors, expo participants are invited to discuss their destinations, attractions or events during the conference and at the
Texas Travel Expo. Registration includes scheduled appointments and other activities designed to put you face-to-face with travel counselors during the trade show and in informal settings.

 

NOTE: If you are interested in registering for the full week of the Texas Travel Counselors Conference (TTCC), please contact Elizabeth Watson at 512-486-5800. TTCC consists of 4 days of training and workshops for full-time travel counselors from visitor information centers operated by cities. Attendance is mandatory to all scheduled activities over the 4 days.


Materials to bring to Texas Travel Expo: Approximately 100 copies of a one-sheet with your newest attractions, events and information that each travel counselor will bring back to their visitors/information centers to share with other staff and use to counsel travelers planning to visit your area of the state.

 

Important:

Please be aware that TxDOT’s ethics policy strictly forbids all agency employees to accept any gifts whatsoever. Therefore, TxDOT travel counselors are no longer allowed to accept the kind of promo items that you may have brought in the past.

Travel Information Centers are permitted to distribute small promotional items to their visitors on your behalf (such as pencils or lapel pins); items like these can be shipped directly to the centers for distribution.

This is an agency-wide policy applied to all TxDOT employees.

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Watson with TxDOT, Elizabeth.watson@txdot.gov.


Registration Rates:

Member Rate – $515/table
Non-member Rate - $615/table

*Above registration rates include one table and chairs to accommodate the appointment format in the Travel Expo and one attendee registration to all events listed in the schedule.  Additional attendees are $125/person.  


Schedule of Events
*The updated schedule will be posted once the reschedule date is confirmed. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

2:00pm – 6:00pm Travel Expo Registration and Setup – Gaylord Texan Resort

6:00pm – 8:00pm Networking Event in Historic Downtown Grapevine
Enjoy a night out and experience local cuisine, artisans, and live entertainment in the Historic Cotton Belt and along Main Street.
Sponsored by Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
*Buses pick up at the Gaylord Texas Resort Vineyard Tower at 6:00pm and will run at continuous until 10:00pm

9:00pm – 11:00pm Networking Hospitality Suite – Great Wolf Lodge
Sponsored by Phillips Entertainment, Inc. and San Marcos CVB
*Shuttle picks up at Gaylord Texas Resort Vineyard Tower and runs continuously from 8:45pm – 11:00pm


Thursday, April 1, 2021

7:30am – 8:15am Networking Breakfast – Great Wolf Lodge, White Pine II & III Room
Sponsored by San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau
*Buses depart from the Gaylord Texas Resort Vineyard Tower and runs from 7:00am – 9:00am

8:45am – 11:15am Texas Travel Expo – Gaylord Texan Resort

11:30am – 12:45pm Awards Luncheon – Great Wolf Lodge, White Pine II & III Room
Sponsored by Mesquite Convention & Visitors Bureau
*Buses depart from the Gaylord Texas Resort Vineyard Tower and runs from 11:00am – 1:00pm

1:15pm – 5:15pm Texas Travel Expo – Gaylord Texan Resort

5:15pm – 6:15pm Travel Expo Teardown – Gaylord Texan Resort


6:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner and Appreciation Party – Great Wolf Lodge, White Pine II & III Room
Grapevine is the place to be for summer fun in the sun. Home to two magnificent waterparks, (soon-to-be three) and beautiful Lake Grapevine, including Altitude H20, Grapevine is perfect for family travel. To kick-off the season, we’ve planned the ultimate beach party! Pull out your shorts, sundresses and favorite flip-flops and get ready to have “Fun, Fun, Fun” and celebrate “Good Vibrations” at our closing reception.
Sponsored by Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
*Buses pick up at the Gaylord Texan Resort Vineyard Tower and runs from 5:00pm – 11:00pm

9:00pm – 11:00pm Networking Hospitality Suite – Great Wolf Lodge
Sponsored by Phillips Entertainment, Inc. and San Marcos CVB
*Shuttle picks up at Gaylord Texas Resort Vineyard Tower and runs continuously from 8:45pm – 11:15pm


Host Hotel Information:

Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center    
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

TTIA Rate: $159/night (resort fee waived)

Cut-off Deadline: February 26, 2021 (unless block is sold out prior)
Reservation information coming soon.

Note: Self parking available at a discounted $18/day.


For questions about the Travel Expo, please contact Jennifer Roush: JenniferR@ttia.org



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