CTA of the Year Nomination

Award Information


The CTA of the Year award is presented to a Certified Tourism Ambassador who exemplifies excellence in hospitality and customer service. This individual consistently exceeds customer expectations, possesses a strong knowledge of the region and its attractions, and promotes the ideals of the San Antonio Tourism Ambassadors Program and the Tourism Ambassador Institute®. If you know a CTA who exemplifies these qualities and has been a CTA since 2016, nominate them for the San Antonio CTA of the Year. Nominees could not have won the CTA of the Year Award in 2016, 2017 or 2018. 

Nominations are due Friday, March 9 and may be submitted by:

  • Manager/Supervisor of CTA
  • Fellow CTA
  • Self-nomination (by Current CTA)

business_suit_cta_pin.jpgThe Tourism Ambassador Institute® awards the International TAI Star Award. The TAI Star Award is the highest and most prestigious award granted to an individual CTA by the Tourism Ambassador Institute®. The recipient of this award is the "Best of the Best"!  TAI selects the winner from among the local "CTA of the Year" or local "star award" recipients in participating CTA destinations. The International winner will be selected by the TAI Selection Committee and announced after National Travel & Tourism Week (May 5-11, 2019). The winner will receive a crystalline Star Award and a trip for two anywhere American Airlines flies in the continental U.S., including coach airfare for two, and two nights lodging.

When submitting your nomination, think of a CTA who:

  • Exceeds guest expectations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of San Antonio and the region
  • Supports the CTA Program and local tourism industry

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About the Nominee (note: nominee must have become CTA in 2016 or earlier and could not have won the CTA of the Year Award in 2016, 2017, or 2018.)


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