Visit San Antonio: Tourism Development, June 2022
River Walk Public Art Garden Tour
Visit San Antonio staff has created our first self-guided mobile art tour pass to showcase San Antonio’s exciting new cultural destination – The River Walk Public Art Garden Tour. This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated art locations. A passport is instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! Check it out and sign up for a free self-guided art tour located near the intersection of Market and Alamo Streets. The outdoor museum showcases public art installations for visitors and locals to enjoy. The garden provides a full public art experience, including free-standing sculptures and wall-mounted art installations. It also serves as an introduction, or connector, as some artworks featured have larger installations which can be found all over San Antonio. There is also a Check-in and Win! element, which rewards visitors and locals. After they check in to 9 locations on the trail, they will win an exclusive San Antonio prize to be picked up at our Official Visitor Information Center!
Reverse Marketplace and Familiarization Trip – Canada and Receptive Tour Operators
Travel Texas and Visit San Antonio hosted twelve clients from Canada and clients who serve the international inbound tourism industry May 15 – 18, 2022. While they were here, they participated in a familiarization trip to San Antonio as well as conducted one-to-one appointments with Visit San Antonio and other Travel Texas partners. Most of the attendees had not been to San Antonio before, and the timing worked well to redevelop relationships as well as create new opportunities for product development for the Canadian and additional international source markets. The trip resulted in new group and FIT business from Canada as well as new hotel contracting opportunities for hotels who are focusing on the leisure markets.
Virtual Field Trip to San Antonio
This year marks the second iteration of the Virtual Field Trips to San Antonio. Five school districts in the Rio Grande Valley and Austin ISDs utilized the educational virtual field trips for students across their districts from third to seventh grades. The Virtual Field Trips were cut into five mini videos that included Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills aligned content (state standards for what students should know in the classroom) at the Alamo, SeaWorld San Antonio, Mission San Jose, San Antonio Zoo and the Witte Museum. Initial results are still being calculated and the main message is to show how Visit San Antonio can be a partner to Texas schools in providing an enriching experience to parents and their children outside the classroom.