Go to Granbury not too long ago obtained two titles on the Texas Journey Awards: Finest Customer Middle and Finest Tourism-Associated Philanthropic/Group Effort for its Goosebump Soar occasion held in January.
Sponsored by the editors of San Antonio Journal, Austin Month-to-month and Texas Music, the Texas Journey Awards acknowledge and rejoice high journey locations and points of interest all through the Lone Star State, highlighting the most effective locations, companies and issues to do, in response to texastravelawards.com.
Sixty classes had been divided into two sections of statewide winners and winners of three inhabitants breakdowns: Small Market, Medium Market, and Giant Market. Every entry was scored by an elite judging panel that included journey trade professionals, journey journalists and a touring musician. Granbury was represented within the Small Market class.
“We’re excited to obtain this state recognition for Granbury, each for the thrilling Winter Visitor Goosebump Soar promotion and for our Customer Middle which welcomes greater than 6,000 guests a 12 months,” mentioned Tammy Dooley, director of Go to Granbury. “There’s quite a lot of competitors for customer facilities and being acknowledged by the state was an awesome honor, particularly for our workers who’ve labored so arduous to make it a pleasant place to go to.”
In line with the Texas Journey Awards web site, Go to Granbury is a “hub of vacationer exercise” and “Granbury is a superb instance of a educated and welcoming hub of tourism and workers.”
“The perform of the Customer Middle is continually evolving and including to the customer expertise. Customer Specialists inform the story of Granbury and the distinctiveness we promote – the historical past, tradition and pleasure that Granbury has to supply,” the web site reads. “The Granbury Customer Middle is a vacation spot in itself for being an awesome supply of data, stakeholder advocacy and a spot to welcome guests.”
Go to Granbury is the primary pickup location for the ‘well-known’ Granbury Trolley, which carries over 9,000 guests annually. Granbury’s Monarch Butterfly Mural presents vacationers and locals alike a “selfie” spot, touted as a comparatively new customer favorite.
“We’re very pleased with the customer heart as a result of not each neighborhood has a customer heart that’s open seven days per week. It is actually a superb place to go and get info, however we additionally provide hospitality like complimentary espresso and water,” Dooley mentioned. “We have now specialists who’re educated in all the things we do there. They’re consultants on the place to get occasion tickets, what occasions are taking place, how you can discover lodging in case you want resorts, which eating places are open on which days; they’ve all been extremely educated and are extremely certified to inform guests what’s going on. in Granbury.
Dooley mentioned she is proud that Go to Granbury is acknowledged statewide, not just for the Customer Middle as an entire, however for the not too long ago created Goosebump Soar occasion.
“(Goosebump Soar) is a tourism occasion, however a charity profit and it is also a good way to hyperlink tourism with the neighborhood,” he mentioned. “This 12 months we’re already increasing the occasion. We’re speaking about doing a chili prepare dinner off and calling it ‘Chili on the Seaside’. We’re partnering with HGMA on that and can proceed to develop that occasion right into a winter pageant kind occasion. You would not consider January as a time to leap within the lake, however we have taken it and made it a time the place you must leap within the lake, so we’re actually enthusiastic about that.”
Winners of the Texas Journey Awards obtain bragging rights, a featured spot within the Texas Journey Awards publication, and recognition on the web site and social media.
Dooley added: “It’s one thing the neighborhood could be pleased with that their tourism division is working arduous for them and for the workers. It validates that their efforts are being seen.”