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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.

5 months 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.

7 months 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.

1 year ago

The Million Dollar-Plus Lobbying Effort by Uber and Lyft in Texas

The Million Dollar-Plus Lobbying Effort by Uber and Lyft in Texas

Eva Ruth Moravec, Associated Press

A level playing field with the same rules for everyone would be a great thing for consumers and businesses.

2 years ago

Uber and Lyft Are Spending Big to Get Statewide Laws in Texas

Uber and Lyft Are Spending Big to Get Statewide Laws in Texas

Eva Ruth Moravec, Associated Press

When Lyft and Uber play by the same rules they'll still win. But they have a hard time adapting to anyone's rules.

2 years ago

San Antonio Tourism Battles Anew Over Alamo Legacy

San Antonio Tourism Battles Anew Over Alamo Legacy

Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News

History is often in the eyes of the beholder as competing groups in San Antonio are finding out.

2 years ago

Texas Communities Begin to See Tourism Value in Costal Protection

Texas Communities Begin to See Tourism Value in Costal Protection

Houston Chronicle

Texans could be all for it, just so long as nobody thinks the federal government is involved -- then they'll vote against their beet interested just to prove a point.

2 years ago

Houston Hospitals Decry Restrictions on Wealthy Medical Tourists

Houston Hospitals Decry Restrictions on Wealthy Medical Tourists

Houston Chronicle

Yes, the TSA may be hassling potential patients, but Houston and other U.S. medical tourism destinations are also dealing with competition from other destinations with advanced medical care.

2 years ago

High-Speed Rail in Texas to Fill Void Left by Removal of Love Field Restrictions

High-Speed Rail in Texas to Fill Void Left by Removal of Love Field Restrictions

Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas isn't satisfied with its airline service, and is looking to launch some bullet trains between big cities to take up the slack when airlines have much grander routes on their minds.

3 years ago

SXSW Attendees Encounter Long Flight Delays After Swag Triggers Security Scare

SXSW Attendees Encounter Long Flight Delays After Swag Triggers Security Scare

Will Weissert, Associated Press

The idea that swag is a security concern seems humorous at first, but it's better that U.S. airports are extra cautious, even during a seemingly benign event, than let disaster strike.

3 years ago

The Evolution of What Once Was the World’s Coolest Conference

The Evolution of What Once Was the World’s Coolest Conference

Greg Oates, Skift

Fast Company's extensive historical overview of SXSW Interactive provides a story arc from the birth of 21st century multimedia to Zooey Deschanel.

3 years ago

British Airways to Give Austin, TX Its First Nonstop Flight to Europe

British Airways to Give Austin, TX Its First Nonstop Flight to Europe

Associated Press

It's not only giving Austin regular flights, but it's doing so in style (with the Dreamliner) and with regularity (seven days a week).

3 years ago