Category Archives: Travel

RV Parks for All Seasons 

The 110,000-plus Winter Texans who migrate to the Valley for two to six months each year represent an economic bonanza for the region. These visitors help keep everyone’s taxes lower and support expanded retail.  McAllen alone collects $35.4 million in local retail sales tax from visitors (including Mexican nationals). Winter Texans shop and eat out frequently, visit attractions, and pay for repairs or upgrades on their RVs.  A significant portion…

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Airport expansion brings benefits 

McAllen-Miller Airport this year has finally captured the majority market share of Rio Grande Valley air passengers.  Double digit growth in the last two years propelled the urban airport to the 50% mark, according to Director of Aviation Elizabeth Suarez.  “The trend overall is growth on existing routes. It’s great for passengers,” she said. Several critical elements have converged to position the airport for strong growth and satisfied, repeat travelers.…

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