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.
Many may not be familiar with Visit San Antonio, or its mission to sell and market our city as a destination for conventions, family reunions, vacations, and all sorts of other gatherings.
Tourism representatives introduced a plan Tuesday that would make downtown San Antonio an official tourism improvement district.
Rusty Wallace is the new board chair for Visit San Antonio and the local managing director and general manager for Omni Hotels & Resorts.
There are conflicting reports about how the question about a separate RNC bid got onto Visit San Antonio’s board agenda.
Fostering the local travel and hospitality industry has been a worthwhile and economically sound investment, and that won’t change.
Four prominent business leaders wrote to Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Council advocating for submitting a bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Visit San Antonio has dedicated about $3.5 million to getting the word out to potential tourists about the city’s Tricentennial celebration.
Various mementos of San Antonio history are now available at the official Tricentennial store, which opens its doors Friday at Centro de Artes.
Tried-and-true fans who travel to San Antonio to watch the Alamo Bow stay for an average of 3.2 days, often lodging in hotels in and around downtown.