Texas Travelog, January 1993 Page: Front Cover
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E AS TAODe artment of Transportation, Austin, Texas
January Division of Travel & Information, P. 0. Box 5000, Austin, Texas 78763 512/467-3722 1993
FOLKS WHO VISITED TEXAS by auto stayed
longer and spent more last fall than the same period
last year, reports the Texas Auto Visitor Survey.
During September, October, and November, they
averaged 8.7 days per trip (an increase of nearly 34
percent) and spent $712 per party per trip, compared
to $577 for the same period in 1991. "This tracks
right along with the 16 percent more visitors to our
Texas Travel Information Centers this fall," said
Milton Meharg, director of TxDOT Travel Services.
Some 3,235,044 visitors had stopped at our centers
this year by November 30, the end of the report
period. A free copy of the detailed Texas Auto
Visitor Survey is available by writing P. 0. Box
5064, Austin, TX 78763-5064.
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HELP RING IN THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
and join in the excitement of San Antonio's largest
Asian New Year Festival on Sunday, January 24, at
the San Antonio Museum of Art. The popular event
begins at noon with the majestic Lion Dance, steeped
in centuries of Oriental tradition, and continues to
5 p.m. Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Thais, Indian-
Asians, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indonesians, and
Laotians will unite for an afternoon of traditional
dancing and singing, demonstrations of ancient arts
and crafts, and fabulous ethnic foods. Guided tours of
the museum's spacious new Asian galleries will also
be offered. At 200 West Jones Avenue in San
Antonio. Call 210/978-8100 for more details.
TEXAS HGIHWAYS MAGAZINE STAFFERS
were sporting large white "We did it" buttons at a
Division of Travel and Information Christmas party a
week or two ago. What did they do? After Lord-
knows-how-many years, the official state travel
magazine's circulation passed that of Arizona
Highways. (See the Box Scores on page 4!) We knew
it was just a matter of time!
TEXAS TRIVIA: What Texas city is the world's
first city with entirely digital, wireless telephone
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SORRY WE'RE A LITTLE LATE this month. New
Year's Day and the weekend that followed put us a
little behind the power curve in getting Box Score
McALLEN'S DONE IT AGAIN! Chuck Snyder's
McAllen C&VB has just come out with two teriffic
visitor guides - complete, well-written text on
places to go and things to do, illustrated with attrac-
tive graphics and colorful photos. One, a 48-page
version, is a fulfillment piece used for ad responses,
information centers, and other placements. The
other, a Spanish language 32-page full color guide,
will be distributed through Mexican travel agents by
USTTA in Mexico, as well as in McAllen area hotels
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