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May 2019

Destination/Leisure

New York Times featured the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the festivities taking place in Houston and beyond.

Houston once again makes it onto another "Best of 2019" list. CNN featured the Bayou City in their “19 Best Places to Travel for the summer of 2019.”

The National featured Houston in “Where to Commemorate the Summer of ‘69” and included the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

Instinct Magazine featured food and culture in The ABC’s of Houston: Art, Bruschetta and Cowboys.

Forbes included Houston’s Asiatown in a roundup of “Must-Visit Saigons in America (Plus the Vietnamese Food to Try in Each).”

CultureMap Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth featured the “6 Best Places to Hike, Bike or Paddle in Houston.”

“10 Best Coffee Shops in Houston” were featured in Vacation Idea.

“As Houston celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the city continues to be a hub for the future of space exploration” says Selamta Magazine.

Houston was the first stop in a “Texas Road Trip” for Epoch Times writer, Ron Stern.

Travel Industry Today featured Houston as a city full of surprises with “Sky High Appeal.”

Yahoo News!, Hoodline and Midtown Press highlighted 5 Houston Burgers to try on National Burger Day.

Better featured Houston in “18 Trips to take Before you Kids Turns 18.

Ronnie Killen’s second steakhouse and his other restaurants concepts were featured in Wine Spectator last month.

Houston First/Meetings

Houston First’s accomplishments were featured by Today’s Hotelier and World Tourism Cities Federation.

Comicpalooza drew large crowds last month and media coverage topped 34,000 impressions, including articles in the Houston Chronicle, CultureMap, Houston Press, Houstonia Magazine, NBC/ KPRC 2, CBS/ KHOU 11 and ABC/ KTRK 13.

Travel Breaking News highlighted Avenida Houston’s new addition, Saltgrass, to open in 2019.

Michael Heckman talked about the evolution of comic conventions and the rising success of Comicpalooza with InnovationMap.