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Celebrating Tourism

Celebrating Tourism 150 150 Pedrotti's Ranch

This week is National Tourism Week, and we in San Antonio have much to celebrate!

According to San Antonio’s Convention & Visitors Bureau, travel and tourism has an $11 billion annual impact to the Alamo City, employs 100,000 people and brings 25 million people per year to our city.

And, according to San Antonio Tourism Council, San Antonio has five of the top ten tourist attractions in Texas:  The Alamo (#1), The River Walk (#2), SeaWorld San Antonio (#3), Six Flags Fiesta Texas (#8) and the San Antonio Zoo (#9).

These attractions – and more – also have great appeal for the locals as well. With the climbing price of fuel, a sluggish job market and other economic factors, many area residents are choosing “staycations” as well.

We at Pedrotti’s are proud to be part of the hospitality community, and we salute all of our colleagues and partners in the travel and tourism industry who help give everyone – whether local or out-of-towner – a hearty San Antonio welcome each time we serve them.

Thanks, Mom!

Thanks, Mom! 150 150 Pedrotti's Ranch

Have you ever noticed that when an athlete or unsuspecting person is captured on TV, the response is usually a wave and “Hi, Mom!”?

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and it is a big deal. Florists will be busy, the post office will be handling millions of greeting cards, phone lines will be buzzing, and children everywhere will be serving their moms breakfast in bed. Mom will love the burned toast and runny eggs – and won’t say a word about the mess in the kitchen.

I am so grateful for my Mom, Sue Pedrotti – who continues to be an inspiration to our family and all whose lives she touches. When you come to Pedrotti’s for a special occasion, your experience is memorable because of what Sue Pedrotti does. Ever behind the scenes, she is the one who makes sure everything is perfect – right down to washing and ironing the linens herself to make sure that every crease is correct.

Moms teach us valuable lessons that stay with us throughout our life. Moms are the conduits by which family traditions and values are passed from generation to generation. They give us our life and their influence stays with us for the rest of our years.

For all you have done and for all you do — thanks, Mom!