The most impressive thing about the Brewster County Tourism Council (BCTC) is the resumes of its members, a Who’s Who of the West Texas Rio Grande Big Bend.
Originally established as the Brewster County Tourism Board by an Order of the Brewster County Commissioners Court dated 23 September 1997, the mission of the Brewster County Tourism Council (BCTC) is to promote tourism and put “heads in beds” of lodging venues located in Brewster County Texas outside of the City of Alpine: To that end, the BCTC is charged with planning for the disbursement of a Countywide Hotel Motel Tax with a current annual budget in excess of $1 million:
The BCTC is also charged with keeping Brewster County Hoteliers informed about the Hotel Motel Tax and the activities of the BCTC Board and Staff. To that end, it holds meetings which are open to the public and which all Brewster County Hoteliers and others with an interest in promoting travel to and tourism in the West Texas Rio Grande Big Bend Region in general and Brewster County in particular should attend.
Lastly, the BCTC is mandated to “administer” Brewster County’s flagship destination marketing website VisitBigBend.com (VBB). We have on more than one occasion offered the BCTC some constructive criticism regarding that site, but we want to make it clear that the issues we raised have nothing to do with the members of the BCTC individually. For as we stated above, in our opinion the most impressive thing about the Brewster County Tourism Council is the resumes of those members – and here they are: