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4/4/2019

When: April 4, 2019
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas  77010
United States
Contact:
Jennifer Roush

Phone: 512-328-8842

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 4/4/2019
Details


April 4, 2019 - Houston, 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.

 

Important: Please note that TxDOT’s travel counselors are not permitted to accept gifts. This is TxDOT policy and applies to all agency employees. Therefore, a mail-back center will not be provided. Please contact Elizabeth Watson at 512-486-5800 if you have questions about this policy.


Registration Rates:

Early Bird Member Rate – $395/booth
Early Bird Non-member Rate – $495/booth

*Early bird deadline is February 28th. After this date, the following rates apply:

Regular Member Rate – $495/booth
Regular Non-member Rate - $595/booth

*Above registration rates include one booth in the Travel Expo and one attendee registration to all events listed in the schedule.  Additional attendees are $115/person.

 

Cancellation Policy: Full refund until 5 p.m. on March 6, 2019. No refunds after 5 p.m. on March 6, 2019. This cancellation policy helps us ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event.


Schedule of Events
*Subject to change

Wednesday, April 3

2:00pm - 6:00pm    Travel Expo Registration

9:00pm - 11:00pm   Networking Hospitality Suite

Thursday, April 4

8:00am - 8:30am    Networking Breakfast

8:30am - 11:15am   Travel Expo (*appointment format)

11:30am - 12:45pm  Awards Luncheon

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

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Travel Expo Teardown

6:00pm - 9:00pm     Dinner and Appreciation Party

9:00pm - 11:00pm    Networking Hospitality Suite


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Show your support by sponsoring at the Travel Expo. Opportunities include:

  • Presenting Travel Expo Sponsor ($6,000) - benefits include recognition as the Presenting Sponsor of the Travel Expo on signage, event materials, and event webpage. Also receive one complimentary booth, two registrations to all activities, and opportunity to give remarks during the Travel Expo (1 available)
  • General Sponsor ($250) - benefits include recognition on signage and event webpage

Contact Jennifer Roush at jenniferr@ttia.org for questions about the Presenting Travel Expo Sponsorship.


Host Hotel Information:

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010


TTIA Rate: $145/night


Cut-off Deadline: March 13, 2019 (unless block is sold out prior)
To reserve a room, please call 800-734-4114 and ask for the "Travel Expo" rate or go to:
BOOK ROOM and follow these instructions:

  • Click on "Check Rates"
  • Select dates and enter your promo code (case sensitive): CI0319TX
  • Confirm room and details

Note: Valet parking only available at a discounted $20/overnight stay.


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

 
 

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