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Texas is impressive, vibrant and welcoming!Texas, the best kept secret !
Texas, a state as big as France, lots of people talk about it but hardly any people know the state or have ever been there. Why not give it a try, Texas has so much to offer. Great cities, museums, wonderful nature, miles and miles of beaches, desert and canyons, national parksand NASA Space Centerlets start with Houston!
What does Houston offer your clients?CULTUREAfter New York, the highest concentration of world-famous museums and theatersSCIENCENASA Johnson Space Center Medical Center largest in the worldBUSINESSPort of Houston First in US importsExxon Mobile Campus (2015)George R. Brown Convention CenterLEISUREBreweriesVineyardsThe world-famous Houston Livestock Show And RodeoMost fantastic shopping malls: Shop till you dropThousands of restaurantsWorld Class HotelsGetaway to San Antonio, Hill Country, Big Bend NPGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport
Museum of Fine Arts one of the largest museums in the USThe Menil Collection One of the largest and most wide-ranging private art collections in the USRothko Chapel an interfaith chapel with 14 canvases by Mark RothkoContemporary Arts Museum a leading destination to experience innovative art Theaters
Wortham Center houses the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera Jones Hall home to the Houston SymphonyAlley Theater Broadway repertoire
SCIENCETEXAS MEDICAL CENTER 21 renowned hospitals, 13 support organizations, eight academic and research institutions, three public health organizations, three medical schools, two universities, two pharmacy schools, and a dental school.
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's center for human spaceflight training, research, and flight control.
MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCEone of the Top 10 most attended museums in the US. Belgian Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout is curator at the museum since 1999.
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTERTexas Medical Center in Houston is the largest life sciences destination in the world. With 106,000 employees, 50,000 life science students, and thousands of volunteers and patient visits, over 160,000 people visit Texas Medical Center each day. Over the course of the year, we welcome over 7.2 million visitors.
While in Texas, a visit to the Houston Space Center is an absolute must.
Houston, we have a problem! Famous words spoken by the crew of the Apollo 13 flight.Visit the Johnson Space Center and have the ultimate behind the scenes experience. Watch history in the making, meet an astronaut or step into the Lunar samples vault. Visit the space shuttle sitting on the back of the Jumbo Boeing.Talking to astronauts puts the world in a different perspective.
BUSINESSHouston means business. The George R Brown Convention Center is one of the largest convention facilities in the US. Located in downtown and flanked by the Toyota Center, the Hilton Americas and a brand new Marriott Marquis underway, it offers 1,8 million square foot (167 225 m2) of meeting, exhibition and registration space.
ExxonMobil is constructing a state-of-the-art campus in Houston that will be home to its 10,000 employees. The campus design incorporates extensive research into best practices in workplace design and benchmarking from the worlds top facilities
Although Houston is known as the energy capital, its now becoming a fast-growing technology center.
PORT OF HOUSTONThe Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located just a few hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. The port is ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage (17 consecutive years); first in U.S. imports (21 consecutive years); first in U.S. export tonnage (4 consecutive years) and second in the U.S. in total tonnage (21 consecutive years).The Port of Houston is an economic engine that produces jobs and economic prosperity for the local and state economy. Throughout its history, whenever the port has grown, Houston has grown. Someone once wisely pointed out that Houston is the town that built the port that built the city.
LEISUREHouston, the city with no limits, is the 4th largest city in the USA and the home to NASA, Johnson Space Center. One of the most diverse cities in the nation, standard rules dont apply.For the 4 million + Houstonians its a city with a soul, rich in culture and diversity. Museums, theaters, sport arena's, shopping and restaurants, there is so much going on to keep you busy.Houston now ranks as one of the Top 5 places to visit in the USA
BREWERIESLocal breweries are exploding in Houston. Several craft beer companies came onto the scene lately what makes Houston the ideal destination in the USA for brewers and beer lovers.
Saint Arnold Brewing CompanyKarbach Brewing CompanyBuffalo Bayou Brewing Company8th Wonder Brewery
One of the best known beerjoints for years is The flying Saucer with a selection of approx. 200 beers, local and international.
VINEYARDSTexas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the nation, and Grapevine has earned its reputation as the headquarters of the Texas wine industry. You can plan an entire getaway around the many wineries in the state of Texas. Most wineries offer free tours and tasting.
Messina Hof Winery and Resort Fall Creek VineyardLlano Estacado Winery
The Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo is the world's largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition and probably the largest networking event. More than 2 million people attendingRodeo, Trail Rides, Concerts, BBQ, International Wine competition, shoppingThe rodeo has drawn some of the world's biggest artists and musicians
SHOP TILL YOU DROPThe Galleria Shopping Center, 223 000m2, 400 stores, more than 2 million visitors a yearNeiman MarcusSaks 5th AvenueMacysNordstromHouston Premium Outlet Mall145 outlet stores (Saks 5th Ave, Burberry, etc)
RESTAURANTSWith 8,000 restaurants representing cuisine from more than 35 countries and American regions, Houston's restaurant scene is as ethnically diverse as its more than 4 million residents.
HOTELSMost of the large hotels chains are represented in Houston
Sam Houston Hotel
Big Ticket NP
Big Bend NP
The Alamo, San Antonio
Texas Hill Country
Palo Duro Canyon State ParkGeorge Bush Intercontinental AirportHouston is connected to the world through most major airlines: Singapore Airlines, Korean Airlines, Emirates, KLM, Air France, British Airways, Qatar Airways, SAS, Lufthansa, Aero Mexico, Turkish Airlines, United AirlinesIAH with five terminals handles nearly 40 million passengers a year.
Potential ClientsDoctorsScientistsBrewersOenophilesCorporate ManagersEtc, etc
Corporate & Leisure Travel Logistics.
Magda Knop10 years of experience in Texas
TEL. (+32) 0497 759696 (Belgium)Filip Vandenbussche10 years of experience in Texas
TEL. +1 832 403 1343 (Houston)