AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 26) -
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has designated a nine-day duration between Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 11 as Texas Travel and Tourism Week, in and with National Travel and Tourism Week.
As partial of the Texas Travel and Tourism Week, Texas Tourism is launching a Travel Matters Sweepstakes with an event to win a grand esteem vacation package to all a Schlitterbahn Water Parks located in Texas, privately in New Braunfels, Galveston and South Padre Island.
“Texas Travel and Tourism Week encourages Texans to try a many practice and sparkling attractions in their possess backyard, while highlighting a critical mercantile impact and advantages of a transport and tourism attention in a communities and a state,” pronounced Texas Tourism executive Brad Smyth. “Because a transport attention is an critical partial of a economy, transport matters to everybody who calls Texas home.”
The Travel Matters Sweepstakes is a mild bid among a Governor’s Division of Economic Development and Tourism, Texas Historical Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on a Arts. For some-more information about a contests, including how to enter, revisit https://www.facebook.com/TexasTourism.
Texas Tourism is also rising a amicable media-driven #TexasToDo hashtag debate that encourages Texas residents to constraint and share their favorite Lone Star State transport memories. Videos and photos that embody #TexasToDo will be uploaded to a Texas Tourism online gallery during http://www.traveltex.com/TexasToDo. The initial 500 people to embody #TexasToDo in their amicable media posts will accept a Tex-pert t-shirt in tact of Texas Travel and Tourism Week.
Travel spending in Texas totaled an estimated $67 billion in 2013, an boost of 3 percent over tourism in 2012 and a top turn of transport spending available in state history. The income directly upheld roughly 600,000 jobs and generated roughly $4.7 billion in internal and state taxes.
For some-more sum about Texas Travel and Tourism Week activities via a state, visit http://www.travel.state.tx.us/default.aspx.
To learn some-more about Texas transport events and destinations, or to sequence a giveaway Texas State Travel Guide, visit http://www.traveltex.com. Also revisit Texas Tourism on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.