Courtesy Visit Spokane
A Visit Spokane representative assists meeting attendees and event
planners with housing, registration and other logistics.
Cities typically require a minimum of two
hotels and 500 room nights on peak for their
housing services, though these specifications may
vary. Since bringing new business to the city is a
priority, some housing bureaus are more lenient
when it comes to helping a first-time event get off
"If it's a matter of whether or not the new busi-
ness comes to the city, then we will consider it,"
Meanwhile, other bureaus offer service regard-
less of event size, such as Go Cedar Rapids.
"There are no restrictions," said Deeter. "It's all
about servicing the client and making them feel
For those unsure which cities offer housing
bureaus, planners can either check online or call
the convention and visitors bureau in their target
"Just contact your CVB and talk with them
about it, then incorporate it into your planning,"
Schmidt added. "It's an advantage for your guests
that will make their experience so much more
pleasant and easier."