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City's Tourism Commission Off to a Rocky Start
Peace and harmony
"...Two meetings in, and the city's new Tourism Commission still can't manage to elect its leadership. City..."

Sept. 7, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Infighting Continues at Tourism Commission
Commission moves on to the 12th round
"...The mood at the city's new Tourism Commission has already turned so foul that there's no..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Green Tourism
More "Learning from Copenhagen"
"...On the official tourism site,, there’s a major section on sustainable vacations:..."

Sept. 30, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

City Shuns Black Tourism
"...residents) access to the central city! To shun black tourism like this makes Austin a "sundown town." When all..."

April 10, 2011 Postmarks

Council: Visit Austin, But How?
Defining oversight for city tourism
"...Austin is on its way to having a Tourism Commission. The new 11-member board, which City Council approved..."

June 22, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

No Escape
Owen Wilson heads an American family swept up in a Southeast Asian coup
"...You’ve gotta feel for poor Thailand’s endlessly battered tourism industry. First and worst was the 2004 Indian Ocean..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

C'mon-a Our House
City Council to vote on resolution to grow LGBTQ tourism
"...resolution to consider allocating more money to promote queer tourism and events comes before the City Council agenda...."

Jan. 23, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Lawrence Everett Forbes

A Ciambra
Cinema verité depiction of life in Italy's Roma communities
"...director avoids turning this into some form of misery tourism, which would be a real risk in less adept..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Chez Zee Welcomes Guest Chef
Icelandic chef cooking at popular Austin bistro this weekend
"...cuisine as well as travel opportunities to the exotic eco-tourism destination...."

Feb. 26, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Follow Your NOLA Food Truck in Town
NOLA tourism promoters in Downtown Austin with food, music, prizes
"...As a city, New Orleans understands that tourism is its bread and butter, or perhaps its gumbo..."

May 8, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Wes Craven Presents: They
"...a candle to Them or It, but as an anti-tourism ad for Seattle, it's right up there with The..."

Dec. 6, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Beach
"...of the film, and as a metaphor for Western tourism (those wavy blond locks and the insouciant smirk fairly..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Funding Texas' Parks and Wildlife: No Walk Through the Park
Parks may finally get more funding, but advocates are wary of shifting some assets to the Texas Historical Commission
"...filed by Kerrville Republican and House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee Chair Harvey Hilderbran, later fused together to the..."

May 8, 2007 News Post by Daniel Mottola

To Expand the Convention Center or Not?
Despite unanimous support from City Council, voters will decide the answer
" address Downtown problems like homelessness through a proposed Tourism Public Improvement District (PID) that's been agreed to in..."

July 19, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Experience the C.H.A.R.M.?
Marketing the "live music capital of the world"
"...with state legislators, and is also less interested in tourism affairs because the state already maintains the Department of..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Music Feature by Andy Langer

A Green Travel Glossary
A glossary of definitions pertaining to the field of Green Travel
"...Adventure Tourism Travel that involves a risk factor (usually referring to..."

May 25, 2007 Features Feature

Natural State
San Antonio-based Presidian wants to enter into public private partnerships with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
"...that around the world, from Africa to the Caribbean, eco-tourism has taken flight. In some cases, he says, having..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Petitions Filed to Force Vote on Convention Center
“Unconventional Austin” PAC submits signatures to city clerk
"...much of HOT toward other local forms of “cultural tourism.” City officials say such re-allocation of HOT monies is..."

July 15, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Putting Together the Downtown Puzzle
A closer look at Mayor Adler’s proposals to solve (and pay for) Downtown conundrums
"...representatives of a range of community interests, from the tourism industry, cultural arts, environment, public safety, etc. The VITF..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Terror Twins
Council Activists Fight to Reform the ACVB
" agency to a non-profit corporation of some 20-odd tourism representatives. But the drama was thick behind the scenes,..."

Oct. 4, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Playback: Sizing Up Music's Bite of the Hotel Tax
Two new municipal funding schemes look to finally impact Austin music
"...101, which increases HOT taxes 2% and initiates a Tourism Public Improvement District with hotels that would create new..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later
Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?
"...Change Principle; Entertainment License; Incentives, Tools, and Loans; Cultural Tourism; Land Use Regulations; Music Genre Development; Permitting and Licensing;..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Protect and Preserve
How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?
"...with economic development, with a particular focus on cultural tourism – very few cultural or heritage plans get off..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Cindy Widner

Dancing About Architecture
Noise ordinance debate blows over -- for now -- while Internet radio crisis threatens, and SIMS crisis subsides.
"...Sucher's idea of using music to focus on "Cultural Tourism" in Texas. Sucher suggests "Travel Itineraries" on the existing..."

May 10, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

More tributes to Doug Sahm
"...Tourism vs. TV..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Column

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
"...ACVB One group that has not forsaken Reynolds is tourism representatives, with whom he has been intricately involved. Before..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

Musical Chairs
Austin Music Liaison Quits
"...(ACVB) became an officially privatized entity, transforming the city's tourism and marketing office into a non-profit corporation. Although neither..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Doomed to Repeat Itself?
Corporate Charity: Again, with Feeling
"...Commerce handled, or rather bungled, the marketing of Austin's tourism industry and millions of dollars of public funding...."

Aug. 9, 1996 News Column by Alex de Marban

Would You Like to Swap a Vowel?
City Council gets into its A-E-I-O-Us
"...convention and visitors bureau now known as Visit Austin ("Tourism TKO," Sept. 14), so it only seems appropriate to..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Conflicts of Interest at City Hall
Give and take, everywhere you look
"...Tourism Commission commotion continues, now with more accusations of conflicts..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

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