Location, Travel, and Hotel
The 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition will be held at the Henry B. González Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio International Airport is approximately 15 minutes from the San Antonio River Walk.
There are many transportation options available from the airport. More information can be found here.
For reference, taxi fare to San Antonio downtown areas from the airport starts at $29 per taxicab, and the SuperShuttle shared-ride service is $15 one way.
SuperShuttle offers a 15 percent discount on its shared ride or ExecuCar service. You can find the details here.
Parking in Downtown San Antonio
A list of public parking garages in downtown San Antonio can be found here.
Things to do in San Antonio:
All hotels within the TCEA contracted room block are located in close proximity to the Henry B. González Convention Center. Shuttle service will be provided to/from some hotels.
Complimentary shuttle service will be offered during peak times each day:
Monday – Thursday
6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Shuttle service will not be offered during mid-day.
6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Route 1 – Pick up and Drop off at Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk
Drury Inn and Suites
Holiday Inn Riverwalk
Omni La Mansion
Route 2 – Pick up and Drop off at Drury Plaza and Westin Riverwalk
Route 3 – Pick up and Drop off at Hyatt Regency
TCEA Housing Policies
– The Deadline for Discounted Hotel Reservations Has Passed –
The last day to make hotel reservations at the discounted rate was January 10. After this date, reservations can be made directly with the hotel based on availability, and hotels may charge higher rates. A list and a map showing the 2019 TCEA hotels can be found below. Additionally, you can view hotels in the area through the Visit San Antonio resource page https://www.visitsanantonio.com/stay/.
Changes and cancellations may be made online using the reservation acknowledgment number provided on your reservation confirmation email. Cancellations received after November 15 will be charged one night’s room and tax. There is no penalty for changing hotels within the designated convention hotel list, name(s) on a reservation, arrival, or departure dates. Changes are subject to availability. Changes and cancellations can be made by contacting Orchid Events via email at [email protected]
A credit card is required to confirm all reservations. Please note that some hotels will charge this card as a required deposit. If you need to send a check deposit, please contact Orchid Events at 844-443-7241.
All rates are subject a 1.25% San Antonio Tourism Public Improvement District Fee (SATPID), a 10.75 percent hotel tax if you are tax exempt and 16.75 percent if you are not tax exempt (tax percentage is subject to change). Your credit card will be charged for any cancellation fees if you cancel after November 15.
Contact for Housing Assistance
Orchid Events is the official housing partner of the 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition. Orchid Events will be available by phone and email to assist attendees with hotel needs. Special requests are not guaranteed. Hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in, based upon availability.
Phone: 844-443-7241 or 801-428-3261
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Central, excluding federal holidays
Scam – Warning!
Please be aware that TCEA does not contact individuals and/or companies with special deals on accommodations for the 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition. We have received notice that unaffiliated companies have contacted attendees and exhibitors offering discounted hotel reservations. These offers are scams; individuals have reported lost deposits and fraudulent activity in connection with these activities. The only approved reservation link is the one included in your registration confirmation email.
TCEA does not issue formal invitation letters for visas to attendees of TCEA sponsored conferences. We can, however, issue a Visa Support Letter to assist with your visa application.
Requesting Visa Support Letters
TCEA is able to provide visa support letters to attendees, presenters with scheduled and confirmed presentations, or registered exhibiting personnel. TCEA does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment.
For visa support letters, you must complete the form below in its entirety. You will need to provide the following information:
- Name (as it appears on your passport) and mailing address
- Company name, company website, and company email address
- Your title and role at the company
- The name of the conference you are registered for
- Your registration confirmation number
Please plan your travel well in advance and allow plenty of time to apply for a visa. If you have specific questions about obtaining a visa, contact the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Services at http://travel.state.gov/.
Many restaurants and attractions in downtown San Antonio offer discounts to convention attendees via their Show Us Your Badge program. Just show your convention badge to participating merchants to get the discount.
For a list of current offers, go to VisitSanAntonio.com/SUYB.