Governor Abbott Launches New Tourism Friendly Texas Community Program

11 Jan 2024


Governor Greg Abbott today launched the new Tourism Friendly Texas Certified Community program through Travel Texas in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism and invited interested Texas communities to submit a letter of intent to begin the certification process.

“Texas is one of the top travel destinations for visitors from across the nation and around the world,” said Governor Abbott. “Travelers to and within Texas generated more than $187.5 billion in economic impact and supported 1.2 million jobs across the state in 2022. Every region of this great state offers endless opportunities to experience the natural beauty, rich history, and true Texas hospitality that draws visitors from around the world. I invite all Texas communities to apply to become a Tourism Friendly Texas Certified Community to leverage the expertise of Travel Texas, explore travel and tourism industry partnerships, and learn about the resources available to further grow local tourism and jobs.”

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