Home to Texas’ top two attractions – the Alamo and the River Walk – San Antonio, like the rest of the Lone Star State, is proving to be a popular vacation destination for Canadians, attracting about 60,000 a year, reports assistant editor, Greg Coates in this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.
And getting there has never been easier, with Air Canada launching new daily direct service from Toronto to San Antonio just in time for the busy summer season.
A delegation of San Antonio tourism officials recently visited Toronto to promote Texas’ “City of the Alamo” and celebrate the new Air Canada flights.
“This is a first and we’re very excited,” Visit San Antonio’s Dave Krupinski told Travel Courier. “This flight is a game changer. It is a big deal for us and we’re in it to work together with Air Canada.”
Air Canada’s Duncan Bureau said “size matters” in Texas and noted that Air Canada is now the largest operator into the Lone Star State.
San Antonio, which will celebrate its 300th birthday in 2018, has plenty to offer.
Offering true Texas heritage and Mexican culture, Krupinski said San Antonio is a tale of two cities that “agents can sell with confidence.”
“For something new, San Antonio is a quick and easy trip,” he said. “We’re a big city with a small town feel. San Antonio delivers. Clients will come back and say ‘I’m so glad you recommended San Antonio to us.’”
For the full story check out this week’s issue of Travel Courier.