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Visit San Antonio: Sales & Services, December 2017 - January 2018

The Destination Group Sales Division confirmed 52,423 total room nights in the month of November.  This includes confirming the American Organization of Nurse Executives and its Annual Meeting for April 2022, which will bring in 2,600 attendees and more than 6,500 room nights. Also, the group team confirmed Armstrong McCall for its Annual World’s Fair for September 2019, which will bring in 7,000 attendees and more than 2,000 room nights.

We started November by attending Connect Texas.  During the two-day conference, we had more than 25 appointments with corporations and associations based in Texas.  After that, we hosted our Customer Advisory Board Annual Meeting.  This event brought 14 of our top convention clients to San Antonio for a two-day focus group, allowing us to gain their input and insight on a wide variety of topics.  We concluded the month by hosting more than 2,000 convention attendees at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Expo! Expo!  This convention allowed us to showcase San Antonio and our transformed convention center to tradeshow executives. 

In December, our new VP of Sales & Services, Mario Bass, attended ConferenceDirect CEO Summit.  Also, the Visit San Antonio team hosted its Annual Tamale Lift.  Our team, along with more than 40 partners, delivered 500 tins of tamales to clients based in Austin, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio.  We also hosted holiday events in the Washington, D.C., area (CVB Reps of D.C. Holiday Luncheon and the CVB’s of Texas Holiday Party) as well as participating in Holiday Showcase in Chicago.

The Destination Group Sales Division confirmed 72,861 total room nights in December.  This includes confirming the American Wind Energy Association for its annual AWEA Conference & Exhibition for May 2022, which will bring in 10,000 attendees and close to 17,000 room nights.  Also, the group team confirmed the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for its Annual Meeting for February 2023, which will bring in 5,000 attendees and more than 11,000 room nights.

We start the year off with the Professional Convention Management Association’s annual Convening Leaders conference in Nashville, Tenn. There, our team will interact with our industry peers in a week of education and networking.  We will host our annual Synchronicities reception, which is anticipated to bring in more than 150 customers for our three-city partnership.  After Nashville, we head to Austin for the annual Southwest Showcase trade-show.  There we will represent our destination, along with three area partners, to some of our most important in-state customers.  We finish the month hosting a customer dinner in Washington, D.C., along with various sales calls, in conjunction with our Chamber’s SA to DC mission. 

To see what other opportunities there are to partner with Visit San Antonio please go to our partners’ website (partners.visitsanantonio.com).