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Governor Abbott Announces Texas Travel Industry Recovery

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July 5, 2022 | Austin

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Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Place of work of Financial Advancement and Tourism today announced the opening of applications, starting July 6, for the Texas Vacation Marketplace Restoration Grant Plan (TTIR) set up by Senate Bill 8 and signed into legislation by the Governor adhering to the 87th Legislative Session to administer $180 million of funds received from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Restoration Fund underneath the American Rescue Approach Act of 2021. The function of the TTIR program is to deliver grants for the recovery of Texas companies in the tourism, journey, and hospitality marketplace that have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19.

“Travel and tourism is a vital component to equally the point out and regional economies,” reported Governor Abbott. “Visitor spending at Texas locations provides new funds into communities and spurs local position development throughout industries in every location of the condition. Immediately after a 10 years of document growth wherever 1 in 10 Texas careers were being supported by tourism, the vacation industry was among the the hardest hit by the pandemic. While direct travel shelling out in Texas is recovering at a a lot quicker charge than nationwide averages, allocating these grant money paves the way for a extra prosperous, brighter foreseeable future for all Texas communities.”  

The TTIR plan will guidance the Texas tourism, travel, and hospitality marketplace by earning grant cash obtainable to enterprises negatively impacted by COVID-19. Candidates in the pursuing industries are suitable for a 1-time grant of up to $20,000: arts, enjoyment, and recreation food stuff products and services and ingesting places traveler accommodation RV parks and recreational camps traveler arrangement and reservation companies convention and tradeshow organizers breweries wineries and distilleries.

The TTIR system application involves all candidates to submit supporting paperwork together with their software to exhibit compliance with grant and eligibility specifications.

The Governor’s Business of Financial Development and Tourism will host a sequence of webinars for certain industry teams to deliver far more information and remedy questions on the application process and the TTIR method:

  • Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Vacation Arrangement & Reservation Providers, Conference & Trade Show Organizers, and RV Parks & Leisure Camps Webinar – Tuesday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
  • Arts, Amusement, and Recreation Webinar – Thursday, July 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
  • Traveler Accommodation Webinar – Thursday, August 11, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT
  • Foods Companies and Consuming Places Webinar – Thursday, September 1, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., CT

To register for the webinars and for eligibility and grant software particulars, deadlines, and far more, stop by:

The Governor’s Office environment of Economic Development and Tourism is tasked with advertising and marketing and advertising the state of Texas as a premier enterprise location and vacation place.