When

Monday April 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM CDT
-to-
Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM CDT

Add to Calendar 

Where

Amarillo Civic Center 
401 South Buchanan
Amarillo, TX 79105
 

 
Driving Directions 

Contact

Renée Shreeves
Travel Fair Coordinator
(972) 948-0679
ReneeShreeves@gmail.com

Margaret Hoogstra 
Texas Forts Trail
(325) 795-1762
tft@TexasFortsTrail.com

Meet face-to-face with travel counselors and educate them on what's new in your destination! The Texas Travel Fair, managed by the Texas Heritage Trails, is an annual trade show held 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 Parks and Wildlife offices, and Texas Highways magazine. These professionals give guidance to millions of travelers to Texas each year.

Exhibiting at the Texas Travel Fair gives you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the travel counselors and educate them on what's new in your destination (i.e., attractions, museums, events, festivals, etc.).  

TXDOT Travel Division Info Sheet

___________________________________________________________________________________

Registration Rates

Early Bird Rate: $395 (Includes 1 booth space and registration for 1 person) (through March 10th) 
Regular Rate: $495 (Includes 1 booth space and registration for 1 person) (after March 10th)
Additional person in your booth: $115/person

NOTE: Registrations made after noon on April 1st will not appear in the program. 

Cancellation Policy: 
Full refund until 5:00 pm on March 17, 2017.
50% refund until 5:00 pm on March 31, 2017. No refunds after 5:00 pm on March 31, 2017.
This cancellation policy helps us ensure the most accurate counts possible for the event. For questions about this policy, please contact Renée Shreeves or Margaret Hoogstra.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Hotel Information

To make a reservation, please call the hotels and ask for the "Texas Travel Fair" Group Rate.

Hilton Homewood Suites
8800 Interstate 40 West
Amarillo, TX 79124
(806) 355-2222

Hilton Garden Inn Amarillo
9000 Interstate 40 West
Amarillo, TX 79124
(806) 355-4400

Texas Travel Fair Rate: $139 plus tax per night.
Cut-off Deadline: March 17, 2017.

__________________________________________________________________________________

Schedule of Events
(As of 1/26/2017) Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, April 10, 2017

1 to 5 pm           Texas Travel Fair Exhibitor Registration and Setup
                          Amarillo Civic Center, Heritage Room
                          A shuttle bus will run to/from the hotels' main entrances to the Civic Center.

 6 to 8 pm          Networking Reception at the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
                          Buses will pick up at hotels' main entrances and will run continuously from
                          6 to 6:30 pm and 7:30 to 8:30 pm

8 to 11 pm         Hospitality Suite at Homewood Suites
                          Sponsored by Phillips Entertainment, Inc. & San Marcos Convention & Visitors Bureau    

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

8 to 9:30 am      Breakfast - Amarillo Civic Center, South Exhibit Hall
                          A shuttle bus will pick up at hotels' main entrances and will run from 7 am to 1 pm.

 9 am to Noon   Texas Travel Session
                          Amarillo Civic Center, South Exhibit Hall

                          An Educational and Interactive Session designed for all Travel Fair Exhibitors
                          and Travel Counselors.

                          Speakers to be announced: watch for more information!

 Noon to 1 pm   Travel Fair Networking Lunch
                          Amarillo Civic Center, South Exhibit Hall

 1 to 4 pm          Texas Travel Fair
                          Amarillo Civic Center, Heritage Room

 4 to 5 pm          Exhibitor Teardown
                          Amarillo Civic Center, Heritage Room

6 to 8 pm          Stars of Texas Awards Banquet
                         Amarillo Civic Center, Grand Plaza
                         Sponsored by Destination El Paso
                       
 Buses will pick up at hotels' main entrances for the Civic Center at 6 pm.

 8 to 10 pm       Stars of Texas Appreciation Party
                         Amarillo Civic Center, Grand Plaza
                         Sponsored by Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council
                         Buses will run continuously from Civic Center to hotels from 8:30 to 10 pm.

 10 to 11 pm     Hospitality Suite at Homewood Suites
                         Sponsored by Phillips Entertainment, Inc. & San Marcos Convention & Visitors Bureau

___________________________________________________________________________________

Exhibitor Details

Gifts / Promotional Items: Many exhibitors provide branded promotional items for the Travel Counselors as a part of the Travel Fair. Please note the following guidelines. Gifts cannot have a value that exceeds $25 each; alcohol is not allowed; also, breakable, heavy, and large items, as well as liquids, are discouraged and will not be shipped to counselors. A Mail Back Center will be provided for the Travel Counselors; each travel counselor will have the ability to fill one box with items (approx. 30lb weight limit) and have it shipped to their office.

Food Give-aways: Special arrangements are required for exhibitors who wish to give away food items; additional details will be provided upon registration.

Information Sheets: All exhibitors are asked to bring a one-page, three-hole punched information sheet for each Travel Counselor (approximately 110 copies). The information sheet should highlight what is new in your destination and include contact information. These sheets are placed in notebooks that Travel Counselors refer to throughout the year.

Exhibitor Packet: Available Soon! 
(For those who need shipping/handling information and additional items such as specialty tables, chairs, etc.) 

___________________________________________________________________________________

Sponsorship Opportunity

$250 Travel Fair Sponsorship: Stand out while helping us provide the travel counselors with the best possible experience during their conference. A Travel Fair sponsorship is a convenient and special way to show your appreciation to the travel counselors who direct visitors to your area. Just check the $250 Sponsorship box on the Travel Fair registration form.

___________________________________________________________________________________