Visit San Antonio
1:00 PM | Opening General Session Panelist: Industry Update: Changes, Challenges and Moving Forward
Mario Bass’ Bio:
Mario J. Bass is currently the Vice President of Destination Sales and Experience for Visit San Antonio since October 2017. Throughout Mario’s career, he has been focused on creatively driving results through exceeding goals and expectations. Mario’s 24 year Marriott career began in 1996 as a Front Desk Agent at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels, prior to entering the Sales and being promoted to roles of increasing responsibility such as Director of Corporate Sales, Director of Sales and most recently, the Director of Sales & Marketing for the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. His journey placed him at some of Marriott’s largest, flagship hotels such as the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square and the Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine.
In his role, Mario is the strategic business leader of the Destination Sales & Experience Departments for Visit San Antonio and a major contributor to the overall success of the San Antonio hospitality industry as a whole. He leads the sales & experience effort to build long-term, value-based, customer relationships that enable achievement of the city’s sales objectives and goals, while proactively positioning and marketing the city of San Antonio.