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Tour San Marcos Wins Big

August 21, 2019

The San Marcos Convention & Visitor Bureau took home four awards from Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureau’s 2019 conference in Denton, Texas. The team was awarded a First Place People’s Choice Award for video, First Place People’s Choice Award and Judges’ Choice Award for tourism promotion and Second Place People’s Choice Award for advertising.

Four-Legged SMTXperiences

The big winner this year was the pet-friendly San Marcos campaign, winning both first place People’s Choice Award and Judges’ Choice Award. The campaign promoted San Marcos as a pet-friendly destination and provided visitors with activities and events to treat their dog to.

Branded water bowls and pet waste bags were distributed to pet-friendly hotels and restaurants around town for visiting pooches to “refresh and relieve” while in San Marcos. You can see more from the campaign HERE.

Your SMTXperience Begins Here

From San Marcos’ crystal-clear river and stunning natural trails to the quirky downtown and live music scene, San Marcos is a place you have to experience to believe. This video gives a glimpse into all the city has to offer and took home a first place People’s Choice Award. For the second year in a row, the SMCVB has won the award in the video category.


Start Your SMTXperience

San Marcos, TX is a groove. An experience. Where you can soak in some murals, music, mermaids and more. Using bright colors and bold iconography, the ad campaign encourages travelers to create their own SMTXperience. This year’s ad campaign took home a second place People’s Choice Award.