Visit Spokane Breaks Record for Bookings

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

(January 17, 2018) – Visit Spokane is pleased to announce it has broken its record for definite room night bookings for future meetings and conventions.

During 2017 there were 101,158 definite room nights booked supporting group business to the region, setting a Visit Spokane record for total definite room nights booked in a single year. The record number of rooms booked is by a margin of 26.5% over 2016 when 79,683 definite room nights were booked.

“We’re very pleased to see the results of hard work by the Visit Spokane sales team. This has been a very targeted effort and we’re going to keep this momentum going in 2018 and beyond,” said Rob Enriquez, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

The effort to generate more opportunities and convert them to definite continues. Since the expansion of the Spokane Convention Center and the addition of a new headquarter hotel, Spokane’s appeal continues to gain the attention of meeting planners. The objective to confirm more group business into the future while sustaining the base business that Spokane has enjoyed for many years is paying off. The demand to meet in Spokane is growing and the success realized this year is a milestone on the way to even greater room night goals and more citywide conventions.

“People are talking about Spokane,” said Cheryl Y. Kilday, President & CEO at Visit Spokane. “When meeting planners get here they see the natural beauty, our gorgeous hotels, and convention space on a roaring river gorge. When they see how easy it is to get around, they’re impressed. Word is getting out.”

Plans for 2018 include even more aggressive sales and marketing initiatives to gain even more attention and attract more meetings and conventions to Spokane.


About Visit Spokane

Visit Spokane generates economic growth for Spokane County by successfully marketing the Spokane region as a preferred destination for conventions and leisure travelers from around the world. Visitors to Spokane County spent an estimated $995 million in 2016, providing jobs for more than 10,000 residents in the region.*

*Figures provided by Dean Runyan Associates report for the year ending 2016.