Explore Victoria Texas receives statewide awards for promoting the City

The department earned two second place Texas Destination Excellence Awards

VICTORIA, Texas – Explore Victoria Texas, the City of Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau, took home two statewide Texas Destination Excellence Awards in its budget category during the Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureau’s annual conference. The conference took place from Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 in South Padre Island.

The City was recognized for its efforts to help residents and visitors learn about events and activities in the Victoria community.

The department earned second place in the Website Design & Effectiveness category for its website, www.explorevictoriatexas.com. The website features local activities and attractions across categories such as history, arts, outdoors and shopping. It also lists local hotels and restaurants throughout the City. The site includes a comprehensive event calendar, as well as an itinerary builder.

The department also earned second place in the Video, Story & Podcast Series category, as well, for the Explore Your Victoria TV series. In this series, Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Joel Novosad visits several attractions in Victoria to help residents learn about fun things to do in their community. The series is a collaborative effort by Explores Victoria Texas and the City of Victoria Communications & Public Affairs.

You can watch Explore Your Victoria by visiting Victoria Texas Videos on YouTube or watch TV15 on local cable channels 15 and 115. You can also watch it online at www.victoriatx.gov/tv15. News upsides will air at 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of every other month.

You can learn more about events and activities in Victoria by visiting www.explorevictoriatexas.com.

The City of Victoria provided the above information and photos.