Visit San Antonio plans to use the fees – starting with $1.5 million from January and February – to buy brand awareness advertising.
City Council voted 10-1 Thursday to create a new fee for hotel guests in San Antonio.
The effect of boosting tourism would be seismic for virtually every corner of San Antonio as the hospitality industry supports our community in ways many residents are unaware of.
San Antonio City Council is slated to vote Nov. 1 on new rules aimed at regulating more than 2,000 short-term rentals (STRs) across the city.
Of the total signatures submitted, 70,419 valid signatures were collected.
It’s a move industry professionals say would place San Antonio in league with other Texas cities when competing for leisure visitors, meetings, and conventions.
National political conventions can payoff in massive media exposure, tax revenues and millions in federal funding, but the upfront costs for a city are considerable.
San Antonio’s travel and tourism promotion bureau, Visit San Antonio, introduced a new membership model at its annual meeting Thursday.