Opening the Door to New Experiences

May 6, 2019

This week, we join the nation in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week as the Governor has declared May 5–11 Travel and Tourism Week in Texas.

And this being Texas, we have lots to celebrate!

Texans are known worldwide for our hospitality. Last year, we welcomed an amazing 72.5 million visitors to the Lone Star State, opening the door to so many new experiences. These visitors know what we know — Texas is a must-visit destination with our warm sandy beaches and picturesque mountains, iconic landmarks, diverse urban centers and unexpected gems around each corner.

Best yet, sharing all of these Texas treasures with visitors means Texas jobs!

Jobs supported by travel grew for the eighth consecutive year in 2018, climbing to 1.2 million Texas jobs in communities across the state and in many sectors of the economy, including leisure and hospitality, transportation, retail trade, services, finance, real estate, construction, insurance and more.

As you begin your own summer travel plans in Texas, start by visiting and connecting with Travel Texas on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to share your pictures with all of us by using the hashtag #TexasToDo.

Let’s Texas!