The highly-anticipated 2017-2018 Official Visitors Guide magazine for Beaumont, Port Arthur and Southeast Texas is hot off the press. The publication is packed with intriguing articles and visitor information that promote tourism attractions in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland, Port Neches and Groves.

View the digital version of the Southeast Texas Visitor Guide.

“Southeast Texas offers visitors a multitude attractions from museums and historic home tours, to nature trails. There are countless ways to enjoy time exploring the community,” says Stephanie Molina, Director of Marketing for the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau.  

The new Visitor Guide highlights the Southeast Texas' diverse culinary offerings with “Trail Mix,” an article featuring three different food trails. Other editorial features include the “Inside Scoop – 28 Things to See and Do” and “Wanderlust,” an article highlighting the area’s nature tourism offerings. Local must see attractions, dining, shopping, events and maps showcase the region. 

“I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of our Visitor Guide, and keep it with them to share with an out of town visitor they happen to strike up a conversation with at the gas station or restaurant. Not only is this a resource for travelers, but it’s an excellent tool when you’re looking for inspiration for something new and fun for outings with friends and family," says Stephanie.

The Official Southeast Texas Visitors Guide is available free to tourists in locations along Interstate 10 from Orange to Houston. Texas has 10 visitor information centers located throughout the state, and each one will have copies of the new Official Visitors Guide. The Guide is also be available at area businesses in Beaumont and Port Arthur and in hotels, directly servicing overnight visitors that pay hotel occupancy taxes.  

More about Tourism's Economic Impact:

In Texas, the travel industry economic impact brought $69.2 billion in total direct travel spending and generated $6.4 billion in state and local tax revenue. Texas travel supports 49,000 jobs and 671,000 jobs directly supported by travel spending. On a local level, the  travel industry in Jefferson County employs over 6,100 people and brings in $489.6 million in total direct travel spending.

Travel industry employees include everyone from hotel employees and restaurant workers to cab drivers and meetings planners who serve visitors to Beaumont.  Tax dollars generated by travel fund vital educational programs; build roads, hospitals and schools and support social and community projects. In fact, each U.S. household would pay an additional $1,250 more in taxes without the tax revenue generated by travel and tourism.