Austin, TX — Starting with its January issue and continuing with each monthly issue of 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Texas Highways magazine today announced it will reveal the state’s Top 40 destinations as ranked by readers.
Today’s announcement places Lubbock at No. 40 among the state’s top destinations. Also included are Top 40 destinations Marble Falls (39), Bastrop (38), Caddo Lake State Park (37) and Houston (36). Read more on Texas Highways' website. The readers’ choice for favorite destination will be revealed in the December 2014 issue.
“Texas Highways magazine has been an icon in the landscape of Texas travel for 40 years and we are pleased to continue that tradition,” said Phil Wilson, TxDOT executive director. “Tourism is an important part of our economy and we are grateful for the many attractions that lend Texas its hospitable charm.”
In 2012, Texas welcomed 220 million domestic travelers and 8.2 million international travelers to destinations across the state. Those visitors spent a total of $65.7 billion, supported 568,000 jobs and generated $4.4 billion in state and local taxes.
About Texas Highways magazine
Founded as a travel magazine in 1974, Texas Highways launched a redesign in September to usher in the celebration of its 40th anniversary in 2014. Today, Texas Highways has more than 400,000 monthly readers across the United States and around the world.
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