• 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.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel, the largest hotel in downtown Dallas, is currently undergoing an extensive renovation of all public areas, guest rooms, and meeting and convention space. As part of its ongoing multimillion-dollar renovation, the hotel introduced five new food and beverage concepts. Three of the five have opened, and the additional two will open by early February.

 

Two Mules Cantina, highly-anticipated bar and restaurant within Valencia Group’s new Texican Court, is now open for breakfast, dinner, happy hour and weekend brunch. Executive Chef Patrick Hildebrandt has created a destination to showcase Southwestern-inspired dishes. 

 

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, part of Marriott International, is set to open its doors in late winter 2019. 

Located adjacent to the Irving Convention Center and Toyota Music Factory, the hotel is owned through a public-private partnership between the city of Irving and developer Garfield Public/Private LLC.