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Visit San Antonio: San Antonio in the News, March 2019

The Communications Department recorded $4,230,201 in outer-market earned-media value and 289,779,991 Impact Impressions for February. Secured media represents coverage for San Antonio and our partners, which maintains the destination top of mind for visitors worldwide. Coverage recorded for the month in major outlets included CNN, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, AAA Midwest Traveler, AAA Southern Traveler, Frommer’s, Smart Meetings, Alaska Beyond, Elite Daily, KEYE-TV (CBS) Austin, KXAN-TV (NBC) Austin, The CW Austin, Studio 512, Toronto Star (Canada), The Marilyn Denis Show (Canada), The Telegraph (United Kingdom) and The Scottish Sun (UK).

Part of our strategy for this fiscal year has been to go after more national and international television opportunities to showcase our diverse offerings. The strategy has paid off handsomely with multiple hits across various networks. In February, CNN showcased San Antonio in its “Wander Musts” reporting series. The story showcased Market Square, the River Walk, the Alamo, Ray’s Drive Inn, North Star Mall and The Saga with two airings.

One of the additional areas of focus in the last few years has been telling the story of our destination’s growing and evolving food scene. While continuing to highlight the traditional Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine we are known for, we’ve also focused on the diverse new styles of restaurants that are opening across the city. This month, Forbes produced a great story showcasing some of these interesting food options in San Antonio resulting from a recent visit hosted by Visit San Antonio.

CNN Wander Musts – San Antonio Travel Feature (television broadcast only)

  • Earned media value: $1,179,000 (all airings combined)
  • Impact Impressions: 19,588,235 (all airings combined)

Forbes – 6 Great Places to Eat if You're Visiting San Antonio

The Telegraph (UK) – The US in microcosm: Dan Snow discovers the battlefields and dance halls of Texas

Alaska Beyond - Alaska Airlines Magazine – River Lights (print only)

  • Earned media value: $75,000
  • Impact Impressions: 3,800,000