Mayor Ivy Taylor thanks those who had a hand in the construction of the Convention Center. They lined the circumference of the lobby. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone

Rivard: San Antonio Needs a New Sales Pitch

After decades of marketing the city as a family-friendly destination, San Antonio is losing market share to other Texas cities as visitors show declining interest in traditional tourist attractions and seek out more authentic experiences in cities with more contemporary and artful sales pitches.

The view of the Tower of the Americas from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Photo by Scott Ball.

San Antonio’s Tourism Industry in an Era of ‘Transformation’

Maximizing an expanded convention center, managing the implications of the Missions’ World Heritage status, and developing more air service are the City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) key missions in the coming year according to representatives from across the local hospitality industry and cultural institutions that gathered Tuesday for the CVB’s annual meeting.