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Speaker Bio-Daphne Adkins

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Since 2007 Daphne Adkins has been the Supervisor for the Travel Information Center in Amarillo, which is part of Texas Department of Transportation’s statewide network of 12 information centers, promoting travel to and within the state of Texas. In 2013, Daphne became certified as a Texas Professional Travel Counselor by the U.S. Travel Association, meeting the national standards set by the National Council of State Tourism Directors.


Prior to working for the Travel Information Center, Daphne started her tourism career in the hotel industry. For 10 years she was the National Tourism Sales & Marketing Director for 57 hotels along the East Coast and as far west as Texas.  In 1987 she founded Daphne’s Tour & Travel, a receptive travel company showcasing Texas to both domestic and international travelers. Her tour packages focused on agriculture & ranching tours, Route 66 and the Cowboy experience.

Daphne currently serves on the Amarillo CVC Convention & Tourism Committee, Amarillo College Tourism Advisory Board, the Rick Husband International Airport Tourism Development Task Team Taking Flight, Meals on Wheels Board of Directors and the Jan Werner Adult Day Care Board.  She has served on the Executive Board of Directors of the Texas Travel Industry Association, the Office of the Governor - Texas Department of Economic Development Tourism Advisory Council, on the Amarillo CVC Board and most recently served on the Office of the Governor -Tourism Assessment Committee.  Daphne is certified through Texas A&M University as a Texas Hospitality Training Instructor.

As a native Texan, Daphne has turned her passion into her life’s work… promoting Texas Tourism. 

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