• 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.

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel, a Marriott International property, has announced the commencement of a multimillion dollar renovation of the downtown Dallas hotel and convention property.

The Sheraton’s location in the downtown Dallas Arts District has made it a favorite gathering place for businesses and venue for social gatherings.

 

Texas Live!, Arlington’s new $1 billion entertainment complex officially opened on August 9. The Texas Rangers, The Cordish Companies and the City of Arlington project, located between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium will also feature several new options for meetings and event planners, including 35,000-square-feet of meeting, event and convention space.

 

This August, the new Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center will be open to the public holding a new membership in IACC. This credential, better known as the International Association of Conference Centers, is an elite acknowledgement of stellar service and hospitality. As the only international association representing small-to-medium-sized venues, this membership includes thought leaders of the meetings and events industry.