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May 2014
Letter from the Chairman

Summer is officially here and there is SO much to do.  Having just completed the CTA class following the Six Flags Luncheon, I was reminded of why so many people fall in love with San Antonio.  It truly is a destination that appeals to all interest levels.  I encourage everyone to go out and visit some new places that make this a top tourism destination.  Post on our facebook page your favorite San Antonio places so we can all share in your experience and discover some lesser-known, hidden gems waiting to be discovered. 

David Uminski, CTA
2014 Chairman
Alamo Area Hospitality Association

National Travel & Tourism Week Wrap-Up
SA Hospitality Industry Shows Up

The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau and local hospitality partners celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week, May 3-11, 2014, with events, discount offers and a local campaign aimed at encouraging citizens to spend their earned days off enjoying and exploring 

San Antonio.

This year, for National Travel & Tourism Week Proclamation at City Hall, San Antonio hospitality partners really showed up in force. Over 100 hospitality partners from all sectors including theme parks, attractions, restaurants, DMCs, and transportation all showed up to represent our industry. Several AAHA members and Board Members actually spoke on behalf of the tourism community about the importance of the travel and tourism industry and how it has affected their lives personally. Thanks to all of you that showed up to represent the kick-off of National Travel & Tourism Week!  



Kidcation Week
Second Annual event gears up!

The second annual Kidcation Week, August 8 - 17, is almost here! KidcationWeek.com is quickly filling with kid-friendly activities and offers, including an official three-day kickoff event at Travis Park. The San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau (SACVB) is starting to promote this fun-filled week for families, so make sure your business is included now by submitting your Kidcation Week offer or event here.


To help drive traffic to your business during Kidcation Week, the SACVB is holding a "Maximize Your Kidcation Week Exposure" workshop on June 12 at 9:30 AM at the SACVB office (International Center, 203 S. St. Mary's Street, 3rd Floor Ballroom). This workshop will provide information about the Kidcation Week Partner Toolkit, 2013 Kidcation Week offers and events that received great publicity, and how to participate in the official Kidcation Week 2014 kickoff event. Be sure to RSVP for the workshop here.


If you should have any questions at all, please contact:

Shanna Smith 

Partner Communications Manager

San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau 

(210) 207-6737


Now Hiring!
Job openings at the Tobin


The Tobin Center will transform performing arts in San Antonio delivering a world-class venue and world-class performances for everyone. The Tobin will strive to excite all ages, cultures, lifestyles and income levels with performances by many different artists and performers.


The Tobin Center is a new facility, currently under construction.  It incorporates the front façade of the historic San Antonio Municipal Auditorium.  Construction began in the summer of 2011 and is expected to be completed by late spring of 2014.  A full season of programming is planned for the 2014/15 season.


The Tobin Center has several job positions now open. Please follow the link for a list of openings. Tobin Center job openings.

Run & Walk For FUN!
2nd Annual AAHA 5K Race only months away


Join us for the 2nd Annual Alamo Area Hospitality Association (AAHA) 5K Fun Run & Walk. The Fun Run & Walk will raise money to provide scholarships for students at St. Philips College, seeking a career in the hospitality, culinary and events industry.


The event will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Mission Reach Trail in San Antonio, Texas. The event will kick off at 8:30 AM at the Blue Star Arts Complex with the 5K Fun Run & Walk following. 


We are looking for a few good sponsors! If your organization is interested, please contact David Uminksi for more information or click on the link below to view the sponsorship packet. Your sponsorship helps to defray the cost of organizing the event. Funds received from sponsorship are used to purchase t-shirts for registered race participants and other race necessities. Any additional money raised from sponsorship will go towards the St. Philip's College scholarship fund.


There are various levels of sponsorship for the event. Size and placement of logos on t-shirts and advertising throughout the race site and during the event are based on sponsorship level. 


AAHA 5K Fun Run & Walk Registration



AAHA 5K Sponsorship Form



Memorial Day Signals Start of Summer Season
Morgan's Wonderland Opens May 24


The 2014 summer season at unique and colorful Morgan's Wonderland theme park will begin Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26. 


The safe, affordable and completely wheelchair-accessible theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day.  It will wrap up the month of May welcoming guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 28, 29 and 30 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 31.


In addition to its regular attractions, Morgan's Wonderland will host summertime special events including a Friday, July 4, salute to active-duty members of the armed forces and first-responders such as firefighters, law-enforcement officers and emergency-medical professionals.  Also, the park will be the scene of a Young People's Concert of classical music presented by the renowned Cactus Pear Music Festival ensemble at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9.   


In June, July and up through mid-August, the park will be open daily except on Mondays.  And just like in previous summers, Morgan's Wonderland will open at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday to take advantage of milder morning temperatures for guest comfort and enjoyment.  


Wedding Guide Cruise Sets Sail
Special Discount for AAHA Members

On February 15-22, 2015 the Wedding Guide & Bridal Extravaganza will set sail on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas and make a stop in Falmouth, Grand Cayman & Cozumel. 


On the cruise, you will escape to exotic destinations in the western Caribbean aboard the beautiful and luxurious Navigator of the Seas.  Where else will you learn about the latest bridal trends and ways to build your business while enjoying some of the most spectacular views in the world? 


The keynote speaker of the cruise is Alan Berg. Alan is one of the top leading experts on the business of weddings and events. Alan has over 23 years in the industry and has worked for 11 years with The Knot wedding publication. He delivers concise, empowering knowledge that can be applied to any business.


**SPECIAL DISCOUNT**  The folks at Wedding Guide & Bridal Extravaganza are excited to be able to offer AAHA members a special discount of  $100 off the booking rate! Please go to the  Wedding Guide Cruise website to learn more about the trip.  Also, feel free to call Brandy Burriesci at (210) 332-3444 or Lisa Morales at (210) 215-5820. 

Members Only Mixer!
Join us June 24 at Barriba Cantina


On Tuesday, June 24 we will hold our 2nd Annual Members Only Mixer at Barriba Cantina in beautiful downtown San Antonio, overlooking the Riverwalk. There will be food, drinks and plenty of fun to be had. There may also be gifts for our very loyal AAHA members. 


The invitation will be distributed shortly, so if you aren't a member yet, you still have time to join. The prorated rate is now only $100!!! Contact Ray Martinez, Director of Membership for more information or sign up today, here


AAHA Food Drive
Collecting snack items to feed local families.

To continue with our service to the community, AAHA will be collecting donations for the Presa Community Center. The center provides, on average about 500-600 bags of emergency groceries per month for families in need. 


This month, we are requesting donations of individually packaged food items from AAHA members and partners. We are looking for snack items like fruit cups, applesauce, granola bars,etc (items must be individually wrapped). 


Please bring your donations with you to the June luncheon at The Aztec and turn into the registration desk. If you prefer to make a cash donation, we will make sure that the Presa Community Center receives that donation as well. Thank you in advance for your support!  

Promote Your Business
Share news with your peers at AAHA luncheons

Would you like AAHA to showcase your business or upcoming event at an AAHA luncheon? Have you got some great promotional materials you'd like AAHA members to have?  Well give us a shout and we'll set you up! Any giveaways or collateral for tables must be approved by an AAHA board member prior to the luncheons. We can also arrange for the set-up of a separate table for your goodies. 


Contact David Uminski or Stephanie Farias for more information.

May Luncheon Pics
Here's some pics from the May Luncheon at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
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June 2014 Luncheon
Experience one of San Antonio's Crown Jewels

Join us on Thursday, June 19 for the monthly luncheon at San Antonio's premier multi-purpose event center, Aztec on the River


The program and luncheon begin at 12:00 PM.  Our guest speaker is Stephanie Lewis with Dale Carnegie and her topic is, "The Glass Half Full Equals Profits For You- How to Cultivate Positivity and High Emotional IQ." 


Thursday, June 19, 2014

11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM

Aztec On the River

201 E. Commerce, Ste. 300

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Member Fee  $25.00
Member to be Fee  $35.00 


The luncheon invitation was sent out late last week. If you did not receive, please contact Tara Valdez.


Pre-registration is encouraged. Those not pre-registered by Monday, June 16 will be charged an additional $10 for on-site registration. 



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