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  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Travel Matters!

    Travel in our state is a $57.5 billion industry, so it matters to our economy. In fact, Texas travel in 2010 supported 533,000 jobs with $16.7 billion in earnings. So, slow down and hit the road. It’s good for us and it’s good for our children. Teach them about history with a visit to our historic missions and battlefields. Teach them about government with a tour of capitol – or get back to nature and spend a few days hiking the trails of our state forests.

    It’s easy to forget the scale of Texas and all we have to offer. It’s also easy to look past the state lines and think it’s better over there, but I promise it’s not. We have it all right here – whether you need a long road trip or just a weekend getaway. We make it easy through, the state historic trails and so many other resources available. After all, people from all over tell me how much they love Texas. Why not see more of it yourself? It’s good for your health, it’s good for your spirit, and at $57.5 billion… it’s an industry that’s good for our economy!