The Texas Travel Industry Association
A ttia Event

Our Biggest Summit Ever

Don't miss the travel and tourism event of the year.

What is Texas Travel Summit?

The Texas Travel Summit is the largest annual gathering of travel professionals from all sectors across the state. Join your colleagues for three intensive, impactful professional education days where you'll hear from leading innovators in the industry and network with pros from across the State. You'll return from Summit full of implementable ideas for your business.

When and where?

Monday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 26

Galveston island, Texas

Who's Speaking?

Andrew M. Davis

AUTHOR /// KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Neville Bhada

Founder & CEO /// Tourism Skills Group

Mo Parikh

Founder /// BANDWAGO

Paul McLeod

Director of Business Intelligence /// Simpleview

Aaron Friar

Local Park Grants Coordinator /// Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Matt Klug

Manager /// North America, Expedia Group Media Solutions  

Larry Woods

Director /// Boerne Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jim Petrick

Texas A&M University

Matt Curtis

Founder /// Smart City Policy Group

Rick Yngve

Co-Director /// Eller Social Innovation

Dan Janes

CEO /// Madden Media

Darren Drewitz

co-founder /// MindEcology

Gertrude Nonterah

Blogger. Writer. Speaker.

Edward Dramberger

Principal /// Destination Dr. Consulting.

Shakira M. Brown

The Small Biz Whisperer

Kelly de Schaun

Executive Director /// Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees and CVB

Ed Cohen

partner /// Ideapeddler

Jessika Alexander

Tourism Marketing Specialist /// Office of the Governor

Brad Smyth

Director /// Travel Texas

Katie Nafius

Senior Account Supervisor /// Edelman Austin

Laura Baker

Senior Account Supervisor /// Edelman Austin

Ken Lawson

President & CEO /// Visit Florida

Patricia Rojas-Ungár

Vice President of Public Affairs /// U.S. Travel Association

Jack Johnson

Chief Advocacy Officer & Board Compliance /// Destinations International

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Travel Information

Venue

Galveston Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston Island, TX 77551

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Getting Here

Galveston Island is just 45 minutes from Houston Hobby and the Greater Houston area. Rental cars and Uber are available transportation options.

Host Hotel

The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center
5222 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

Room block is sold out on 9/24 and 9/25

Reserve a Room

Limited Rooms

Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

Reserve a Room

Space is Limited.

Don’t Miss the Summit 2018!

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