SAN ANTONIO (June 11, 2019) – Visit San Antonio has been named a 2019 Smart Stars Award Winner in the category of Best Convention Center or Destination Marketing Organization by Smart Meetings. The prestigious awards platform, now in its eighth year, celebrates meeting planners’ choices for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines and conference and convention centers worldwide.

Ranked against hundreds of exceptional peers, the award-winning properties and destinations were hand selected by Smart Meetings’ audience of meeting professionals in 35 distinguished categories, all critical to the success of their meetings and events.

Since its inception, the Smart Stars Awards have gained notoriety as an essential tool for today’s meeting planner community and a valuable resource for those who need recommendations of leading venues and destinations. These remarkable hospitality brands continue to reflect the highest standards of excellence in service, amenities and customer satisfaction.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Smart Meetings and meeting professionals with the Smart Stars Award,” said President & CEO of Visit San Antonio Casandra Matej. “This notable accolade is a testament to the passion, dedication and creativity of the Visit San Antonio team, and our commitment to world-class customer service.”


About Visit San Antonio

Visit San Antonio is a 501(c)6, and serves as the sales and marketing arm of San Antonio as a leading leisure and meetings destination. San Antonio welcomes 37 million visitors annually. Hospitality is one of the top five industries in the city, contributing $15.2 billion into the local economy and employing more than 140,000. More information about Visit San Antonio can be found at

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Megan Lagrone
Visit San Antonio
(210) 244-2084