Tourism Week in Southlake

For us here at the City of Southlake Economic Development & Tourism Department, tourism is our work and our passion!

This year we supporting the U.S. Travel Association in celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week. National Travel & Tourism Week takes place May 1-7, 2016 and is a collective effort to promote the power of travel through customized events in communities nationwide.

The goal is to enhance the country's economy, security and perception, and recognize the cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism. 
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Below is a list of our activities and events that will be taking place to educate as well as show our appreciation to those who impact Southlake Tourism everyday! We invite you to join, like, share and post with us as we celebrate #Travel'16!

Sunday: May 1


National Travel & Tourism Week


America's annual salute to travel and tourism—was established by a congressional resolution in 1983. This week of events serves to champion the power of the tourism industry.  Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy. For more information about what National Travel & Tourism Week is or how to get involved, click here

Monday: May 2

NTTW Package Giveaway

 Extra Extra, read all about it!  Be sure to check out the VisitSouthlakeTexas fan page on Facebook for a chance to win a pair of Texas Rangers tickets with dinner courtesy of Southlake!  The promotion will kick off on Monday and you will have until Saturday to be entered in to win!  You WON'T want to miss it! 

Tuesday: May 3


National Travel & Tourism Week Proclamation

Town Hall - City Council Chambers
1400 Main Street
Southlake, TX 76092
5:30 PM

On Tuesday, the Southlake City Council will honor an official proclamation recognizing Southlake's participation in this national event. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to wear red in honor of National Travel & Tourism Week. Employing more than 7,543 jobs and bringing over $22.6 million in local tax receipts, it's easy to see Southlake's travel impact. Watch it live!  

Wednesday: May 4


New Southlake Destination Video 

  Southlake Destination Video Feature Image

In honor of National Travel and Tourism week, the City of Southlake is pleased to present the new destination video. The focus of the this video is to showcase the many things to do, things to see, places to shop and places to stay available within the City. We hope it gives a snapshot of why Southlake IS the PERFECT place to visit! CLICK HERE

Thursday: May 5 

On Your Way To Work

1400 Plaza Place
Southlake, TX 76092
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

 "On Your Way To Work" will be hosted by the Hilton Southlake in their Copeland's restaurant.  The monthly event is intended to gather businesses in Southlake together to network and discuss what's new and happening!  The City of Southlake Tourism Staff will be co-hosting this month's event and will be featuring our impact information for all who can make it!  Anyone in the business community is welcome to join us for this informal get together and there is no cost.

Friday: May 6


TxDOT Destination Showcase

 TxDOT Information Center
4901 North I-3553cf1b9c51858.image
Gainesville, TX 76240
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Texas Travel Information Center in Gainesville, TX is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week with a special event from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at their facility.  Southlake will join representatives from various Texas cities to visit with people and provide information about their communities and attractions. For more information about TxDOT Travel Information Centers, click here

Leadercast Southlake 

100 East Dove Loop
Southlake, TX 7092
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SOLD OUT - Each year Leadercast Live facilitates the largest one-day leadership event in the worldLeadercast2016 by creating an epic leadership experience. Here you’ll hear from some of the most recognized leaders in the world and hang out with over 100,000 other leaders from around the world. Leadercast 2016 will focus on what it means to be a visionary leader.  Visionary leaders have the ability to see a preferred future, operate in the present, and utilize the resources around them to architect a clear path to a new destination. They work tirelessly to empower those around them to bring a vision to life.  Architects of Tomorrow imagine a future that is rich and full of hope. A future where problems are solved, questions are answered, confusion gives way to clarity.  In its simplest form, leadership is casting a compelling vision and mobilizing those around you to help you fulfill that vision. That is the role of Vision Architects… they design the path, they clarify the direction, and they lead their team toward that preferred future with little deviation.  Speakers include Andy Stanley, Dr. Henry Cloud, Nick Saban, Steve Wozniak, Kate Kole, James Brown, CMDR Rorke Denver, Chris Barez-Brown and Tripp Crosby.  Today is better because of the visionary leaders of yesterday, and the future will be brighter because of the Architects of Tomorrow. Get on the waiting list for Leadercast in Southlake here!  Find out more information about Leadercast Live and other events here.

Saturday: May 7


Films at the Marq

The Marq Southlake - 285 Shady Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX 76092
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tourism in Southlake wouldn't be possible without the support of residents, business owners and, of course, travelers! On Saturday from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM, you can find Tourism Staff welcoming visitors at The Marq Southlake as we kick off a Southlake film festival event like no other at The Marq brought to you by the Apex Arts League.  For more information about Films at the Marq, click here