How to Partner with Us
There are many ways to get involved in promoting your city and your business. Visit San Antonio partnership’s seasonal and year-round programs and events let you, your employees and your customers reap the benefits of being part of such a vibrant city.
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Certified Tourism Ambassador Program
The CTA program is a multi-faceted certification program that serves to inspire frontline hospitality employees and volunteers to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. Currently more than 2,000 CTAs in San Antonio are making connections with our guests – reinforcing our reputation as friendly city. In addition, ambassadors stay current on San Antonio’s many assets while enjoying private receptions, free tours, networking events and exclusive freebies and discounts.
By supporting the CTA program, San Antonio demonstrates a high level of commitment to visitors. Employees earn the credentials to further their careers and employers benefit by boosting their customer service and employee morale. CTAs really are the “concierges of our city,” and as business leaders in the hospitality industry, partners can also support the program by providing attraction or business discounts or freebies for CTAs. This also helps in recommendations for visitors, as well as providing perks for those who become certified. Partners can also host a CTA training at their venue or let their staff participate as trainers. Learn more on the CTA page or contact Lorie Kennedy at 210-354-7999 or PartnerSA@satx.rr.com.
The Official Visitor Guide
The Official Visitor’s Guide is designed to inspire potential visitors to travel to the city and also serve as a resource for those already in San Antonio. The themes of each issue will be centered on the pillars that make San Antonio truly unique: arts and culture, history, culinary options, fun activities for families and the multitude of sports and active-lifestyle opportunities the city enjoys. It will have a circulation of 400,000 copies, including 25,000 copies in Spanish. For advertising information, please contact Jason Schefferstein at 512-354-9199 or email@example.com.
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Marketing Co-Op Opportunities
Visit San Antonio is offering great, new partner co-op opportunities. Your message will be seamlessly integrated with Visit San Antonio’s destination marketing. A few benefits include: get premium visibility, supplement your marketing for greater reach and take advantage of Visit San Antonio’s channels and resources. See opportunities and contact Lorie Kennedy to participate.
The hotel packages section of VisitSanAntonio.com is a highly visited area. Tourism has created several hotel package categories, and there is no limit to the number of packages partners can submit. There are also several periods throughout the year when Visit San Antonio will request hotel packages for specific promotions (City of Yellow Roses, holidays, etc.). To load hotel packages, fill out one of the two forms on this page.
The Tourism Division will continue International efforts in Mexico, Europe, Canada, Asia and Brazil by working heavily with U.S. receptives. To be listed as a partner interested in contracting with U.S. receptives and/or tour operators in international markets or for more information, please contact Dorah Putney at 210-207-6791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosting Visiting Travel Trade, Familiarization Tours or Site Visits
For hotels, restaurants, attractions or services interested in hosting some of the 100 travel trade who visit San Antonio annually and contract with partners in the city, please contact Dorah Putney at 210-207-6791 or email@example.com.
Domestic and International Programs
There are several opportunities to participate. Please review the Co-Operative Opportunities & Travel Calendar.
Partners can participate in tradeshow opportunities and customer events, as outlined in the Co-Operative Opportunities & Travel Calendar. Participation opportunities and costs are highlighted for major events.
Several group familiarization trips are scheduled for next year. The Group Sales team will solicit partners to accommodate sleeping rooms and meal functions. Please contact John Anthony Sanchez at 210-207-6854 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about participating.
Appreciation events for Visit San Antonio’s top customers based in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Austin are great opportunities to meet directly with some of San Antonio’s very best customers. Advance notice will be sent once dates and venues are finalized.
The Show Us Your Badge (SUYB) Program is a discount restaurant/nightlife program for convention/meeting attendees. Discounts range from buy-one-get-one-free to free appetizers or desserts to a percentage discount. Conference attendees are required to present their conference badge to be entitled to the “SUYB” discount. Certain restrictions apply. There is no cost to participate in this program. Contact Brenda Square at 210-207-6760 or email@example.com to participate.
Visitor Information Center
Tourism Collateral Distribution
Provide tourism-related printed collateral for distribution at the Visitor Information Center. Over 250,000 pieces of collateral were distributed last year. Contact Brian Lang at 210-207-6890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Promotional Programming
Partners are encouraged to leverage the Visitor Information Center on an ad-hoc basis during special-event programming on Alamo Plaza to promote and market tourism industry initiatives with a limited timeframe. Ideas may include but are not limited to, hotel anniversaries, Alamo Plaza events, partner seasonal events, etc. Contact Brian Lang at 210-207-6890 or email@example.com.
Hotels, restaurants, attractions or services interested in hosting some of the 250 national and international media who visit San Antonio annually and generate articles and stories on the city, please contact Richard Oliver at 210-207-6708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images and B-Roll
Editorial images and/or video b-roll of attractions, venues or events can be incorporated into the online Media Room maintained by the Visit San Antonio Marketing & Communications Division. Hi-res, 300dpi images can be sent via email to email@example.com or by mail on a CD/DVD to Visit San Antonio Marketing & Communications, ATTN: Shanna Smith, 203 S. St. Mary’s Street, Ste. 200, San Antonio, TX 78205.
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Passport to San Antonio
The Passport positions attractions to Visit San Antonio media, convention and tourism clients. Partners agree to provide free admission to Visit San Antonio clients who use the Passport to build their own itinerary while conducting editorial research or a site visit. Contact Monica Flores, 210-207-6729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasure Chest Program
Contribute certificates to the Treasure Chest program! Visit San Antonio taps into these for media promotions and other sales and marketing opportunities. Hotels, restaurants, attractions and museums are invited to participate. Contact Monica Flores at 210-207-6729 or email@example.com.
Submit your event! The Events Calendar is the second-most-visited page on VisitSanAntonio.com. Please submit your event online.
Keep Visit San Antonio updated on what is happening with your attraction, venue or event. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your media mailing list.