RULE §198.5 Advertised Products and Services


Published: 2015

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(a) Acceptable Products and Services. Subject to the
limitations set forth in subsection (b) of this section, the following
products and services are acceptable for advertising in Office travel
promotion materials:
  (1) travel destinations, attractions, facilities and
associations located in and serving Texas;
  (2) products and services within the Texas hospitality
industry;
  (3) restaurants, retailers, and air and ground transportation
services located in and serving Texas; and
  (4) other sites, products, equipment, facilities and
services relating to travel and tourism.
(b) Unacceptable Products and Services. The following
products and services are unacceptable for advertising in Office travel
promotion materials:
  (1) out-of-state travel and tourism destinations, attractions,
facilities and associations unless such advertisements augment and
complement Texas travel and tourism promotions;
  (2) alcoholic beverages;
  (3) tobacco products;
  (4) sexually-oriented products and services;
  (5) advertisements of a political nature;
  (6) advertisements containing disparaging characteristics;

  (7) inherently dangerous products;
  (8) such other products and services as the executive
director determines could diminish or damage the reputation of the
State of Texas; and
  (9) any advertising that the Office determines is inappropriate
or inconsistent with the goals of the promotion.


Source Note: The provisions of this §198.5 adopted to be effective September 18, 1996, 21 TexReg 8599; amended to be effective May 29, 2002, 27 TexReg 4564; amended to be effective August 8, 2012, 37 TexReg 5737