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The side-by-side hotels are officially open as of yesterday. (Thompson Austin)

Two new conjoined hotels opened this week in Austin in a mixed-use development right in the heart of downtown.

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Weekend tourism to Austin is approaching pre-pandemic levels, but business tourism will likely take a few more years to make a full rebound. (Austonia staff)

Tourism is back, kind of.

There are enough out-of-town visitors to produce winding car lines at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport arrivals area, a 45-minute wait for a table at Elizabeth Street Cafe at 3 p.m. on a Sunday and a record number of Lake Travis party boat bookings. Just this week, all levels of tickets for ACL sold out for both weekends within three hours of being released.

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The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is now the busiest in the world, The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall):

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