MEETINGS IN RENO TAHOE USA

2013-05-17

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority is making it easier than ever to experience the fantastic meetings and entertainment offerings of Reno Tahoe, at no cost! Qualifying meeting planners can get a personal look at the dozens of unique, resort meeting facilities, as well as the 500,000 sq. ft. Reno-Sparks Convention Center, via our Come See. Fly Free. program. With more than 15,000 convention hotel rooms, and over 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space, you won’t see it all, but you will most certainly find a venue that fits all your technological, entertainment and budget needs. Visit www.ComeSeeFlyFree.com to see if your meeting qualifies. Further expressing the extent of Reno Tahoe USA’s GoodValue/GoodValues, we’re offering to make a charitable donation, in your name, just for coming to see us!
 
In addition to a free look at where your next meeting can be most successful, Reno Tahoe USA will even include a free board meeting in advance of your event, if booked by the end of 2013. We’ll also apply up to an additional $1,000 toward a property activity during you board meeting dates. We’ll top if off with a board retreat at Wildcreek Golf Course and a donation, in your name, to a foundation or charity of your choice.
 
The RSCVA is also offering qualified meeting planners a customized app that will not only keep attendees more informed, but also allow organizers to update information as needed throughout the course of an event. The complimentary service represents more than a $10,000 value and provides an avenue for planners to engage a wider demographic of attendees. Meeting planners are able to fully customize the app’s features to include company logos, maps, schedules, key sponsor information and areas of interest throughout the Reno Tahoe area. Attendees will be able to add key speakers and exhibitors to a personal reminder list, and they’ll also have access to share their experiences on Twitter and Facebook while using the app. A photo album can also be created within the app, where only attendees can post and view pictures as the convention progresses.
 
Reno Tahoe USA brings much more to the table than you might expect, while maintaining across-the-board cost-savings from hotel rooms to catering. Hotel Casino Resorts are in constant competition, which means you can reap the benefits. Meeting rooms, hotel rooms, restaurants and entertainment offerings are continuously analyzed and upgraded to keep up with the standards of the travel and meetings industries. In fact, Reno Tahoe properties have recently invested over $500 million, with a large portion of that going toward meetings technology as well as meetings and hotel room renovations and expansions. Hotel rooms are currently experiencing average rates of less than 30% of competing destinations, and throughout Reno Tahoe you can get a gallon of coffee for under $40 a gallon. And everyone will love FREE parking and FREE hotel shuttles.       
 
The owner-operator model of the RSCVA also translates to more money-making opportunities for your next event, as well as ease of doing business. The RSCVA manages the Reno-Sparks Convention Center; Reno Events Center; Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center; the National Bowling Stadium, and WIldcreek Golf Course, attracting a broad range of meetings, conventions and sporting events, while relaxed labor rules keep costs 20% lower than the national average. This also presents opportunities for an association-wide golf tournament, or a private concert in the 6,000-seat Reno Events Center. The opportunities are endless.  
 
With more than 110 daily flights to 17 non-stop destinations, getting here couldn’t be easier. Reno-Tahoe International Airport was recently named the second-most efficient airport in the U.S. and Canada, and has completed a $26 million project to improve its baggage, security and check-in systems, as well as adding restaurants and retail space.  
 
USA TODAY readers, in 2012, voted Lake Tahoe “America’s Best Lake,” and its shores are less than an hour away from when your plane touches down. Eighteen world-class ski resorts and more than 50 golf courses are all less than 90 minutes away from the airport as well. In the Reno area, everything you need is just a 10-minute drive away. From the beautiful Truckee River White Water Park and the Riverwalk district in the heart of downtown, to the home of our AAA baseball team, Reno Aces Stadium, and to the inviting outdoor shopping districts of Sparks and south Reno, there are more than enough activities to keep you occupied during any down time you might have or need. Local bars and casinos keep things interesting 24-hours a day, and world-class entertainment is always just a phone call away.