Articles tagged “texas”

High-Speed Rail Link From Houston to Dallas to Take Private Sector Funding Route

High-Speed Rail Link From Houston to Dallas to Take Private Sector Funding Route

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

While most developed countries enjoy modern, high-speed rail travel, the U.S. is way behind. By the time it catches up, driverless cars with long-life batteries could supersede trains or perhaps climate change may have begun to wreak havoc.

4 weeks ago

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San Antonio’s Cross-Sector Collaboration Is Key to Attracting Important Meetings and Events

San Antonio’s Cross-Sector Collaboration Is Key to Attracting Important Meetings and Events

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The city of San Antonio realizes that collaboration of its private and public sectors is key to attracting high-tech companies and large-scale events.

4 months ago

Developers Head to Vacation Beach Towns Despite Hurricane Harvey Fallout

Developers Head to Vacation Beach Towns Despite Hurricane Harvey Fallout

Natasha Rausch, Bloomberg

On the Texas coast, Port Aransas has a significant drive-in market and its tourism board has been laser-focused on putting Hurricane Harvey behind it. Tourism will continue being part of the town's DNA, just like others along the Gulf.

4 months ago

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How Fort Worth is Connecting Meeting Planners and Local Innovators in High-Growth Sectors

How Fort Worth is Connecting Meeting Planners and Local Innovators in High-Growth Sectors

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Different sectors in advanced and creative industries in Fort Worth work together to support the city’s rise on the national scene.

5 months ago

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Meeting Planners Should Rethink Fort Worth as a Network of Creative Neighborhoods

Meeting Planners Should Rethink Fort Worth as a Network of Creative Neighborhoods

Visit Fort Worth + Skift

Everyone wants to have a "local" experience, and meeting and event attendees are no exception. Planners should look no further than Fort Worth for a destination that goes beyond the convention center.

5 months ago

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

When Wellness Tourism Takes Over

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Looking after yourself is the new rock 'n' roll, so it makes total sense that "The Live Music Capital of the World" should turn into a wellness center.

6 months ago

Texas Plans to Open the Largest Esports Stadium in the U.S. This Year

Texas Plans to Open the Largest Esports Stadium in the U.S. This Year

Amanda Albright, Bloomberg

Arlington already has big-league baseball and football teams. Now it is spending $10 million to build an electronic sports arena to cash in on a growing new trend of watching people play video games. But will the investment pay off?

7 months ago

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Texas Travel Leaders Fight Discriminatory Legislation Harmful to the State’s Economy

Texas Travel Leaders Fight Discriminatory Legislation Harmful to the State’s Economy

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The “Texas Welcomes All” coalition, which is fighting discriminatory legislation in the state, proves that convention and visitor bureaus can drive real societal impact –– both within tourism and beyond.

7 months ago

After Hurricane Harvey Texas Beach Towns Need Tourists to Fund Revival

After Hurricane Harvey Texas Beach Towns Need Tourists to Fund Revival

Will Weisert, Associated Press

If you come, they will build it. That's the dilemma facing many tourist towns after the hurricanes. They need visitors to fund their rebuilding efforts, but the tourists will go elsewhere if there is no place to stay and little to do.

1 year ago

Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks

Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks

Tim Jones and Darrell Preston, Bloomberg

U.S. high-speed rail will continue to be imaginative until all states get on the same page about how to fund these projects.

3 years ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Dallas Tourism Redefines Its Image Around Local and Luxury

Skift CMO Interviews: Dallas Tourism Redefines Its Image Around Local and Luxury

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit Dallas redeveloped its website to reflect the city's neighborhood appeal in an effort to attract more leisure travelers and extend its domestic source markets for short-term getaways.

3 years ago

Visit Dallas CEO Says Houston’s Anti-LGBT Vote Bad For State’s Convention Business

Visit Dallas CEO Says Houston’s Anti-LGBT Vote Bad For State’s Convention Business

Greg Oates, Skift

In a city with the sixth largest LGBT population nationwide, Visit Dallas wants meeting planners to know it has a completely different attitude toward equality and tolerance than Houston.

3 years ago