If you’re planning a trip to Alamo City now is the time! Every May San Antonio tourism week is a celebration of all the amazing sites and attractions that bring over 37 million visitors to our city each year. It’s part of National Travel and Tourism Week that’s happening across the country.
One trip down the River Walk will tell you tourism in San Antonio is a huge part of the local economy. The latest estimates value San Antonio travel and tourism at $15.2 billion. Yes, billion with a B.
All of that activity has led to something called the San Antonio Travel Effect. It’s the ripple effect through the economy that spreads far beyond hotels and restaurants. One in seven jobs is now connected to travel and tourism, which works out to be more than 140,000 jobs. Showing visitors a good time generates an annual payroll of $3.23 billion.
The San Antonio Travel Effect even has a positive impact on government programs. Tourism generates nearly $214 million in fees and taxes for the city. That money goes to sports complexes, historic preservation efforts, river improvements and more that residents get to enjoy on a daily basis.
WHY PEOPLE LOVE TO VISIT SAN ANTONIO
People choose San Antonio as a travel destination for a variety of reasons, starting with the first class hospitality. Travel + Leisure just ranked San Antonio the most friendly city in America. Our vibrant, diverse culture welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures to explore the city’s rich history and see the unique sites.
Massive conventions, festivals, delicious cuisine, historic land sites and the beautiful natural surroundings also draw people to San Antonio. Sporting events like the NCAA Men’s Final Four and NBA Spurs’ games get visitors pumped. And let’s not forget the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. It’s one of the largest rodeos in the country spanning 18 days and attracting 2 million attendees.
The robust San Antonio Texas tourism industry has definitely been good for us. Extreme Escape is proud to be part of the entertainment and recreation sector, which accounts for 12.5% of the local tourism industry.
We were the first to put San Antonio on the map for escape room adventures. Our team recognized visitors are looking for an experience that they can’t find every day, and that’s exactly what we give them. Thousands of people from all around the country have come to Extreme Escape to play an escape room in San Antonio.
The thriving San Antonio travel and tourism industry has helped us expand with a second Extreme Escape location. In just a few short years we’ve gone from introducing the city to escape room games to having eight of the most highly rated rooms in the nation.
Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor for San Antonio to see why so many tourists and locals have named Extreme Escape one of the top attractions in the city.