Articles tagged “texas”

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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.

4 days 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.

3 weeks 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?

1 month 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

VisitDallas + Skift

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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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

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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 years ago