The Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau – or CVB – makes intentional efforts – including sales trips – to encourage and even book visitor traffic to San Angelo. We also encourage public policy that recognizes the economic impact of travel and tourism.
- In early 2019, the CVB staff traveled to Austin along with Mayor Brenda Gunter, Councilman Harry Thomas, and Councilman Lane Carter to attend the Texas Travel Industry Unity Dinner, along with more than 700 travel and tourism industry professionals from across the state of Texas. Joining us was Representative Drew Darby.
- In February, CVB Staff traveled across North America with stops in Kentucky for the American Bus Association Conference, New York City for media missions with the Office of the Governor’s Texas Tourism Division, Mexico and Canada for sales missions and consumer shows with the Governor’s Office, and sales blitzes in Houston with the Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus.
- Staff represented San Angelo in Gainesville at the TxDOT Travel Information Center to promote nature-based tourism with a major focus on the International Waterlily Collection, the State Park, and the award-winning Concho River Walk. While traveling, the CVB visited the travel information centers in Wichita Falls and Denison, as well.
- The Chamber’s Convention and Visitors Bureau – or CVB – hosts a Texas Friendly Hospitality Training four times a year. The course is free and limited to only 24 per class. It is a great course for anyone trying to improve general customer service for their company or organization. Call the Chamber at 325-655-4136 for more information and to register for the next class.
- National Travel & Tourism Week is the first week of May each year. The 2019 theme is Travel Matters. CVB Staff encourage you to be a tourist in your own town and experience San Angelo through the eyes of a visitor. If not for visitor spending in San Angelo, every household would pay more than $500 per year in taxes. Travel Matters to the 3,200 travel and tourism jobs in our community.
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