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Ali Schmidt, Vice Chairman

Goal: Implement activities, encourage participation and increase promotion of tourism in the Terrell area.

Host / Coordinate / Promote Tourism-related activities

  • Host the Annual Terrell Jubilee
  • Coordinate July 4th  Event at the Terrell Municipal Airport
  • Promote the British Flying Training School Museum all year long and support their annual events
  • Support and Promote community activities that attract visitors to Terrell:
    • Happy Days in Terrell America (Celebration of National Mom & Pop Business Day)
    • “Run for the Wall” event in May
    • North Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Club Show in June
    • Joint Events with the City of Terrell
    • Journey of Hope / Ability Experience (cyclists) in July
    • Allied Remembrance Ride in September
    • Shop Home for the Holidays (Small Business Saturday)
    • Social Science Club Tour of Homes - December
  • Launch and promote geocaching tour around Terrell
  • Promote digital guided tour map of historic homes and murals
  • Explore new opportunities to attract visitors to Terrell

Tourism Promotion

  • Director of Tourism to develop a network for tourism and to achieve high visibility for our community
  • Maintain the Discover Terrell website and Visit Widget to promote tourism related activities, attractions, accommodations, restaurants, shopping and more
  • Continue to utilize the Terrell Chamber of Commerce / CVB website to promote and advertise tourism related events and crosslink to the Discover Terrell website
  • Social media accounts to promote tourism
  • Distribute Terrell America tourism information to Visitors’ Centers throughout Texas
  • Explore opportunities for local industries / hotels to strengthen business relationships
  • Maintain listing on and review Visitors Guide download request leads report

Community Affairs

  • Work with small businesses and promote downtown events (Christmas Parade, Downtown Trick-or-Treat, shopping events)
  • Support BFTS museum
  • Business mixers
  • Support TISD Adopt-A-Classroom
  • Support TISD clubs and extracurricular activities

Members wishing to participate with the committee directing the Tourism Division should contact:

Ali Schmidt
Cruise Planners

Tourism Division Committee Members

Tonya Dean, Creative Ujima2, LLC
Christina McDaniels, The French Soiree
Bill Huthmacher, Bluebonnet Ridge RV Park
Sharon Harper, Terrell Chamber of Commerce/CVB
Saydee Gutierrez, Terrell Chamber of Commerce/CVB

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