The THTP operates as a network of initiatives and activities designed to bring together the best elements of historic preservation and tourism. When Texas communities protect all elements contributing to their unique sense of place, they can offer visitor experiences that contribute to the economic and social vitality of their heritage regions. The THTP's success in achieving its vision relies on effective partnerships and working relationships.
Each heritage region works to forge local tourism partnerships and support the region's attractions by developing its own unique blend of programs and promotions. Regions offer many opportunities to become involved in the program. Contact your regional office (PDF) to learn how you can:
- List your heritage sites, attractions, and events on one of the 10 regional websites
- Share your stories at heritage education events developed for regional partners
- Network with other heritage tourism professionals in your region
- Participate as a co-op partner in travel and trade shows across the state
- Participate in co-op advertising in Texas-targeted travel publications
- Volunteer to serve on a project task force or the regional board of directors
The THC supports each heritage region with technical, marketing, and financial assistance, and broadly markets the THTP and regional designations. THC offers these resources to communities, sites, and attractions.
- Use the Heritage Tourism Guidebook (PDF) to help guide your community or attraction to successful heritage development. (Also available at no charge by mail.)