, Texas –– On May 12, the Texas Forest Trail Region, in partnership with the Nacogdoches
Convention and Visitors Bureau, will celebrate Texas Tourism Week by offering Texas Friendly Hospitality Training workshops for local businesses. The workshops will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the City Commission Chambers on the Downtown Square, 202 E. Pilar
Street in Nacogdoches
. Texas Forest Trail Region Executive Director Mary Turner, a certified hospitality trainer, will teach participants about the fundamentals of customer service, opportunities for tourism development, and ways to make Nacogdoches
a tourist-friendly place. All participants will be “Texas Friendly” certified at the conclusion of the session.
The workshop is free to all attendees, and participants will receive all workshop materials and refreshments. Participants may register in person at the Nacogdoches Visitor Center, 200 E. Main, through May 11. On-site registration will be offered on a space-available basis.
The Texas Forest Trail Region is a regional tourism initiative developed by the Texas Historical Commission that fosters regional economic development by promoting heritage tourism through the preservation of cultural and historic resources and regional partnerships. The Texas Forest Trail Region encompasses 35 counties in East Texas including Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Hardin, Harrison, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Marion, Montgomery, Morris, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Panola, Polk, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Walker and Wood.
For more information about scheduling a Texas Friendly Hospitality Training session for your community or organization or to receive information about the May 12 workshop by mail or email, contact Regional Coordinator Mary Turner at 936/560-3699 or email@example.com or visit http://www.texasforesttrail.com/