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 Export to Your Calendar 4/8/2020 to 4/9/2020
When: April 8-9, 2020
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas  76051
United States
Contact: Jennifer Roush

Online registration is available until: 4/8/2020
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April 8-9, 2020 - Grapevine, TX

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.



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,

Registration Rates:

Early Bird Member Rate – $415/table
Early Bird Non-member Rate – $515/table

Early bird rate deadline is February 7, 2020.

Regular Member Rate – $515/table
Regular 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. 


Cancellation Policy: Full refund until 5 p.m. on March 6, 2020. No refunds after 5 p.m. on March 6, 2020. This cancellation policy helps us ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event.

Schedule of Events
*Subject to change

Wednesday, April 8

1:00pm - 7:30pm    Travel Expo Registration - Gaylord Texan Resort

9:00pm - 11:00pm   Networking Hospitality Suite - Great Wolf Lodge

Thursday, April 9

7:45am - 8:30am     Networking Breakfast - Great Wolf Lodge

8:45am - 11:15am    Travel Expo (*appointment format) - Gaylord Texan Resort

11:30am - 12:45pm  Awards Luncheon - Great Wolf Lodge

1:00pm - 5:00pm     Travel Expo continues (*appointment format) - Gaylord Texan Resort

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Travel Expo Teardown - Gaylord Texan Resort

6:00pm - 9:00pm     Dinner and Appreciation Party - Great Wolf Lodge

9:00pm - 11:00pm   Networking Hospitality Suite - Great Wolf Lodge

Host Hotel Information:

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

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

Cut-off Deadline: March 17, 2020 (unless block is sold out prior)
To reserve a room, please call 877-491-5138 and ask for the "TTIN" rate or go to:
BOOK ROOM and follow the instructions.

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

For questions about the Travel Expo, please contact Jennifer Roush:

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