• San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau Tourism Ambassador Program Certifies 1,000

    These results give San Antonio the highest number of current and active CTAs in the country along with reaching the 1,000 CTA mark one month ahead of the city's schedule.

     
    POSTED September 2, 2013
     

The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau has certified 1,000 Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTA) through their CTA program. These results give San Antonio the highest number of current and active CTAs in the country along with reaching the 1,000 CTA mark one month ahead of the city's schedule under the guidance of Casandra Matej, executive director.

"Enhancing the visitor experience was a top priority for the SACVB this year and we are thrilled that the San Antonio hospitality community has embraced the nationally acclaimed Certified Tourism Ambassador program," explained Matej. "We are proud that our partners have utilized the certification curriculum as a way to invest in their employees and to ensure that every visitor continues to receive the exceptional service that San Antonio is known for."

CTA program entrollment is open to all and certification sessions are schedule monthly or with the student's employers to host work-day sessions. After completing the 4-hour session students are nationally certified and leave knowing how to provide visitors with service and helpful information about San Antonio and the region.

Event attendees at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB) will now be able to enjoy coffee from the first robotic, connected coffee service in Houston—the Coffee Haus, located across from the Marriott Marquis Houston’s skywalk. Houston First, which owns and operates the GRB, and its hospitality team powered by Levy, Houston Inspired Catering, have partnered with Austin-based Briggo to implement this service.

 

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science recently hosted its annual fundraising gala, Night at the Museum: Rock the Perot, on Saturday, Nov. 10. All five levels of the museum were packed with experiences designed to “rock the senses,” from magnificent minerals, to neon-lit prehistoric giants, live music by The Bridgwater Orchestra and food from Wolfgang Puck Catering.

 

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton officially opened this holiday season on November 15 while honoring veteran Elizabeth O’Byrne in conjunction with Veterans Day. O’Byrne and her family received the first guest special experience at the hotel’s grand opening event.