San Antonio Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week
May 1-7, 2016
Each year, the City of San Antonio, along with cities across the nation, celebrates the power of the travel and tourism industry. It is also a chance to learn more about how the travel and tourism industry contributes to San Antonio’s economy, business development, employment and overall quality of life.
San Antonio hosts some 32.5 million visitors a year, which in turn creates an annual influx of $13.4 billion into the local economy. It is called the San Antonio Travel Effect, and it is responsible for creating jobs, stimulating business development, funding city projects and enriching the culture and vibrancy of San Antonio.
The San Antonio Travel Effect:
San Antonio has been noted time and again as one of the most recession-proof cities in the U.S. (according to the Brookings Institution), with the travel and tourism industry being cited as one of the major contributing factors.
The travel and tourism industry is one of five leading industries in San Antonio.
Travel supports more than 122,500 jobs in San Antonio – meaning that one in every eight jobs in San Antonio depends on travel and tourism.
Travel contributes more than $183 million in taxes and fees to the City of San Antonio and more than $348 million to all local governments combined, which helps to fund river improvements, amateur sports facilities, community arenas, cultural arts and historic preservation.
Please join us in celebrating travel and tourism and the positive effect it has on San Antonio and the rest of the nation. Click here to learn more. #NTTW2016