Galveston hosts free beach weekend to support Harvey relief efforts


The Galveston tourism community is pitching in to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with a number of free events on the island this weekend. Galveston Cares, on September 30 and October 1, includes free admission to all beach parks, plus free parking along the Galveston Seawall and free trolley service throughout the island. Voluntary donations will be taken at the beach park gates to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the mainland. Free events include…

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How to get every possible discount at the 2017 State Fair of Texas


The 2017 State Fair of Texas starts its 24-day run at Fair Park on Friday, September 29. For many, the fair is an annual ritual, a segue from summer to fall, and a touchstone of life in Texas. For us, it’s all about the discounts. Call us cheap — but when State Fair time rolls around, our thoughts turn to finding the best ways to save a little cash. Tickets are $18 for general admission…

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Low-cost airline adds nonstop service from Austin to Cleveland


Another nonstop flight is on the horizon for Austin travelers. Frontier Airlines will add nonstop service from Austin to Cleveland in 2018. The low-cost airline will operate the service four days a week — Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday — beginning Monday, April 9, 2018. Flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 12:04 pm; return flights will depart Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at 4:39 pm. Tickets for April 2018 are priced as low as $39…

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Luxury motor coach adds new route from Austin to Fort Worth


We may not have the Hyperloop One yet, but at least now Vonlane fans can travel in style between Austin and Fort Worth. The luxury motor coach company — which is known for its roomy, 16-seat buses and complimentary refreshments, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV — is set to open the new route on October 2, just in time for Austin City Limits. There will be service seven days a week. “When we first launched Vonlane…

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One step closer to getting from Austin to Dallas in under 20 minutes


A 19-minute trip from Austin to Dallas is a few miles closer to reality. A proposed project that would connect Austin, Dallas, Houston, Laredo, and San Antonio via a futuristic pod-and-tube system is now one of four U.S. finalists in a global transportation contest. Hyperloop One, the company behind this transportation innovation, designated the envisioned 640-mile, five-city Texas Triangle system as a finalist on Thursday, September 14. The three other U.S. finalists in the Hyperloop…

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Nonstop flight from Austin to Mexico City lands an upgrade


Aeromexico’s nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Mexico City is poised for an upgrade. On September 7, Mexico’s leading airline announced that it will introduce a larger aircraft for the popular route, starting September 18. This means more seats and more choices for Austin travelers, says a release from the City of Austin. The new Embraer EMB-190 aircraft includes 11 Premier Class (first class) seats, and 23 more seats total. Aeromexico introduced the nonstop…

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