elizabeth eddins

Elizabeth Eddins

Director of Tourism

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Elizabeth markets Beaumont to group tour, charter and individual visitors throughout the travel industry market. She participates and exhibits at trade and travel shows promoting Beaumont as a destination locally, regionally and, along with the State of Texas, at national and international levels. Elizabeth also directs the Beaumont Destination Training program, a training initiative developed by the Beaumont CVB designed to educate and inspire a renewed sense of pride in locals for Beaumont. 

Degrees / Certifications:

Certified Tourism Executive (CTE)       
Tourism Destination Marketer (TDM)
Texas Travel Industry Association Rising Star 2014

Professional Affiliations:

Texas Travel Industry Association (TTIA) Young Professionals Committee Chair, Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (TACVB) Legislative Affairs Chair, Texas Forest Trail Region Board Member, Southeast Texas Young Professionals

What do you love most about Beaumont? 

I love that Beaumont is in a transition of growth and creative infusion, we have so many dynamic characters in our community that are focused on making Beaumont, Texas a great place to visit and live.

What is your favorite activity in Beaumont?

Right now, the best way to explore Beaumont is by boat, specifically on the Ivory Bill with Neches River Adventures. Whether you want to learn about the habitat and wildlife species along the river or just want to sit back and relax on the open-air pontoon boat, you can’t beat it!

What is your favorite season?  

Is crawfish an official season? I count the days until Southeast Texas crawfish are as big as your hand and the spicier the better. My secret way to eat them is an extra dash of Tex-Joy Steak Seasoning to really amp up the flavor.

What is your favorite space in Beaumont to host an event?

Beaumont’s museums and attractions offer a diverse variety of event space. From a wedding at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens, to a Boy Scout meet-up at the Clifton Steamboat Museum. Or, pack your picnic basket for an evening on the lawn at the McFaddin-Ward House. I’ve always said, if you’re bored in Beaumont, it’s your own fault! Our calendar of events is jam-packed with activities for your family, a date night or a day with friends.

What is your favorite place to eat in Beaumont?

Did I mention I love seafood? Char-grilled oysters with garlic butter and Parmesan topped-off with a spicy Bloody Mary at Floyd’s Seafood is my idea of a perfect afternoon.