The impact of San Antonio's yearlong celebrations, in terms of dollars and data, won't be known until the completion of follow-up studies in 2019.
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 had 37 million visitors last year – 7.3 million more than in 2015, bringing billions of dollars in economic impact to the city.
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.