|Valentine’s Day present turns into business venture|
(Cruises have always been about family fun, entertainment, exotic getaways and all around fun. But a new cruise has all that plus a Tejano flavor in this report by our correspondent Ramon Hernandez)
This weekend, Jacob Domínquez will give away a pair of Oceanview cabin tickets to Tejano Cruise III every night during the Tejano Music Fan Fair.
All anyone has to do is to register at the Tejano Cruise booth.
The innovative travel agent has generated
so much hoopla that on Friday, March 18, he will be interviewed by Shaun Stevens during his live morning Fox TV-27 weather broadcast from Market Square – and this is what started it all.
In January 2010, Domínquez decided to take his wife, Marta, on a cruise as an advanced Valentine Day’s present.
“We went to Mexico, but there was no Mexican music and no Tejano music,” Domínquez said during an interview at his southwest San Antonio home.
This void gave Domínquez a brainchild. “What if I could put a Tejano cruise together for 50 of my friends and family?” he asked himself.
Domínquez, who was lead vocalist for Los Jovenes from 1990 to 1991 and later did second voice for Eddie Gonzales, then asked Gonzales if he would do a cruise and he quickly agreed.
“Next I invested $2.95 to start a Web site called www.tejanocruise.com and it was intended to be for friends and family only,” the young entrepreneur continued.
However, within an hour, this personal Web site, which listed his personal home telephone number, popped up for anyone that went to Google and typed in ‘Tejano.’ The result is that he was bombarded by telephone calls from Arizona to Michigan and Wisconsin, just to name a few states.
Capitalizing on the national interest for a Tejano music cruise, Domínquez started calling on his peers and got commitments from six other bands to participate
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