Articles tagged “texas”

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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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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).

5 years ago

Houston Airports Reach Passenger Record in 2013

Houston Airports Reach Passenger Record in 2013

Associated Press

The airports serve as a gateway to Mexico and much of Latin America, markets which drove at least a portion of the growth last year.

5 years ago

The Tiny Hotel Group From Texas That’s Rethinking the Lodging Experience

The Tiny Hotel Group From Texas That’s Rethinking the Lodging Experience

Greg Oates, Skift

How a thoughtful Texan hotelier was able to create one of the most innovative hotel groups in America is a testament to understanding the role hotels can play in inspiring guests to reconnect with themselves.

5 years ago

The 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination Draws Tourists to Dallas

The 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination Draws Tourists to Dallas

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press

Commemorative events will be hosted throughout Dallas making it one of the best times to visit. Solemn or not, the city will be raking in tourist dollars all week.

5 years ago

The Army and El Paso Tourism Board Have a Lot to Agree on in West Texas

The Army and El Paso Tourism Board Have a Lot to Agree on in West Texas

Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press

Promoting a positive city image goes far beyond tourism to touch jobs, schools, and safety. Tourism marketers can play a role in attracting visitors and building a better way of life if they work at it.

5 years ago

Border politics: Laredo, Texas can’t shake its sister city’s negative image

Border politics: Laredo, Texas can’t shake its sister city’s negative image

Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times

The depth of the ties between cross-border communities in along the U.S.-Mexico border is lost in the current nonsense-driven border security concerns and and national drug policy debates. The region will remain unstable until laws are changed.

5 years ago

Video: Texas Tourism pushes country music and cowboys in new ad campaign

Video: Texas Tourism pushes country music and cowboys in new ad campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Texas’ ad campaigns last for years, creating a unified brand that helps potential visitors identify and define the destination with a consistency that can be difficult to achieve with consecutively changing campaigns.

6 years ago

Sequester cuts force Texas governor to ask locals to pay for air traffic control

Jody Serrano, Austin American-Statesman

Such an arrangement would be fitting as the governor is a well recognized expert on why the U.S. federal government isn't good at anything. If only the Texas authorities tasked with coming up with the cash felt the same way.

6 years ago