Promote the interests of the greater San Antonio lodging industry
SAHLA is committed to active community involvement,
SAHLA is committed to the development of the existing and future employee base
SAHLA is committed to promoting market innovations and growth.
We strive to preserve and protect that which is special and unique to San Antonio, and work to provide value back to the citizens of San Antonio through the responsible daily operation of our businesses.
Employing 1 of every 7 Americans either directly or indirectly
Source: Texas Hotel and Lodging Association
Hospitality Industry Impact (2006 Economic Impact study-SAHLA, SAATC, SA COC Trinity University)
26 Million visitors came to San Antonio
$10.5 billion local economic impact from Hospitality
Economic impact doubled in 10 years (1996-2006)
$125.6 million in revenues to COSA
Provided 17% of the city’s general fund 2006 fyr
More than $222 million to all local govts combined
$58.7 million of total from Hotel Occupancy Tax
Hotel Occupancy Tax supports: HBG Convention Center, SACVB, Historic Preservation, Cultural & Arts, Alamodome
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau New Branding Campaign
Launched Feb 14, 2008
Deep. In the Heart.
• People who embody the power and spirit of the city, • Pride that is deeply rooted in history, • Promise of adventure, of knowledge, of welcome, of intrigue, of reward, • And Passion for San Antonio and its art, culture, sports, and entertainment.
And new destination video, “The San Antonio Story”