To Lure Tourists, Houston Looks Outside Texas — Way Outside

“We compete with Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Melbourne, Australia.”

A water cascade will be one of the main attractions of the Lynn Wyatt Square For The Performing Arts.

Will a $29 million renovation of Jones Plaza make Houston more competitive in luring big conventions and tourists?

To learn more about how projects like this can increase tourism, Houston investor Adam Newar spoke with a key player behind the Jones Plaza project, Houston First chairman David Mincberg.

“Last year we attracted 22 million visitors to the Greater Houston area,” Mincberg said. “And we’re on a goal, and on a path, to attract 25 million visitors annually by the year 2020.”

Listen to their conversation in the audio below:

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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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