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Texas Travel Expo 2019
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Texas Travel Expo 2019


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

Phone: 512-328-8842

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

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.



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,

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

1:00pm - 7:30pm    Travel Expo Registration - Exhibit Hall C, George R. Brown Convention Center

9:00pm - 11:00pm   Networking Hospitality Suite - Ambassador Suite in Room 1822, Four Seasons Hotel
                               Sponsored by Phillips Entertainment, Inc. and San Marcos CVB

Thursday, April 4

7:45am - 8:30am     Networking Breakfast - Exhibit Hall C, George R. Brown Convention Center

8:45am - 11:15am    Travel Expo (*appointment format) - Exhibit Hall C, George R. Brown Convention Center

11:30am - 12:45pm  Awards Luncheon - Exhibit Hall C Concourse, George R. Brown Convention Center
                                 Sponsored by Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

1:00pm - 5:00pm     Travel Expo continues (*appointment format) - Exhibit Hall C, George R. Brown Convention Center

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Travel Expo Teardown - Exhibit Hall C Concourse, George R. Brown Convention Center

6:00pm - 9:00pm     Dinner and Appreciation Party - Avenida Houston (located in the plaza area directly in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center)

Theme: "Space City Celebration" - On July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 landed the first men on the moon. The city of Houston was the driving force behind this monumental occasion in human achievement. Coincidentally, 1969 was also the first year the TTCC was hosted in Houston! So let’s take a trip back in time to dust off your vintage 1969 look or groovy attire to celebrate both!

9:00pm - 11:00pm  Networking Hospitality Suite - Ambassador Suite in Room 1822, Four Seasons Hotel
                              Sponsored by Phillips Entertainment, Inc. and San Marcos CVB

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 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 22, 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:



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