We’re striving to create an unforgettable experience for all visitors to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Spa and Resort. And while “spa” and “resort” are part of our name, we’re also about business.
Meetings and business travel are a huge part of the hospitality industry. According to the U.S. Travel Association, business travel supports 2.4 million jobs while meetings and events are directly responsible for 1 million American jobs. These aren’t just jobs at the meeting site. These are the jobs of the taxi drivers that get you here from the airport. It’s the jobs of the wait staff at the local restaurants where the attendees will dine. It’s the jobs of the people working at the attractions that the attendee families may visit. It’s the jobs and livelihoods of local artisans, shop owners, college students, and others that all benefit when each of us travels. Each meeting and event traveler spends an average of $1,000 per trip. Those are new dollars coming into a community.
Business travel is huge in Texas. The state is second in terms of the percentage of travel that is business related (45.9 percent). Texas also ranks second in share of meetings and event travel by state. In 2007, travelers spent $9.2 billion on meeting and event travel in Texas.
We want to earn as much of that business as possible for San Antonio. With a recent study showing that 87% of Americans who have attended an out of town meeting saying their attendance was important to running a strong business, I know conventions and events are a critical component of our economic recovery. We want you to meet, we want you to travel, we want your business…how can we help? I invite you to write back with your thoughts on the link below.
Remember: San Antonio is all about Warm Heart…Authentic Culture!