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Press Releases from Visit Spokane

Below is a list of the most recent press releases issued by Visit Spokane. 

Visit Spokane Welcomes International Figure Skating Event

Visit Spokane applauds the team at Star USA for winning the bid to have Spokane, WA host the 2016 Team Challenge Cup, April 22-24, 2016. This is an inaugural event featuring 42 of the world's top figure skaters, competing as teams representing North America, Europe and Asia. View Full Article

Spokane Geo Tour Kicks-Off First Adventure

Spokane Geo Tour, a brand new attraction for visitors and locals, is pleased to announce its kick-off event will be August 8, 2015. This outdoor treasure hunting activity using GPS, begins at 9am at the Northbank Shelter in Riverfront Park. View Full Article

Spokane's Little Van Named Ace Turns One!

(June 23, 2015) Since the launch of Visit Spokane's little van, Ace, a year ago, it has proven to be an invaluable resource for visitors. The mobile visitor information center, operated by Melissa Skomer-Kafton, Visitor Engagement Specialist at Visit Spokane, has ventured throughout the region -- helping nearly 5,000 people with suggestions ranging from where to eat and what to see, to where you can pan for gold. View Full Article

Visit Spokane Kicks off National Travel and Tourism Week

Visit Spokane is thanking visitors and the hospitality industry in a big way, by acknowledging the people and places that make the Spokane region such a great place to visit. National Travel and Tourism Week is May 2-10, and Visit Spokane, along with other destination marketing organizations throughout the country, will be celebrating visitors and locals. View Full Article

Spokane Convention Center Expansion Complete

After 17 months of work, the $55-million expansion of the Spokane Convention Center is finally complete. A late February open house attended by hundreds inaugurated the 91-thousand additional square feet added to the facility. View Full Article

Record Number of Restaurants Unveil Menus Wednesday

Showing extraordinary growth and concrete proof of popularity, Inlander Restaurant Week returns in February to the Inland Northwest. Restaurants from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene...Spokane Valley to Airway Heights make up the record number of 97 participants for 2015. View Full Article

Spokane Makes Top Ten for Best American Riverfront

The votes have been tallied and Spokane has been chosen as the second-best riverfront city in the United States. The national contest, officially called the " USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice contest for Best American Riverfront," put Spokane just behind Wilmington, N.C. when the final tally came in. View Full Article

Spokane Nominated for Best American Riverfront

Spokane has been nominated by USA TODAY 10Best Reader's Choice travel awards as one of the Best American Riverfront cities. Chosen by an expert panel, Spokane is listed among 20 other cities including Portland, San Antonio and Denver. View Full Article

Spokane Expands Convention Options

Convention Center Expansion and Connected Hotel (SPOKANE, Wash. - Sept. 30, 2014) Two landmark Spokane projects were in the spotlight last week as the Visit Spokane staff toured the Spokane Convention Center expansion project and the new Grand Hotel Spokane, which is under construction. View Full Article

Spokane, the Name, Continues to Intrigue

Once again, the hub of the Inland Northwest has gained notoriety simply because of its name. British Airways has included Spokane in a list of "Seven U.S. Cities With Weird Names (And Why You Should Visit)." In fact, Spokane finds itself at No. 1 on the list. View Full Article

Myth Busting: Big Spokane Events You Can Get a Room!

How about going for a run...or a nice game of hoops? Spokane's the place for you and here's more great news: there are plenty of rooms available! Two of the biggest sporting events in the world are held each year in Spokane. Travelers from just about everywhere come to the Inland Northwest for the Lilac Bloomsday Run (May 4) and Hoopfest (June 28-29). View Full Article

Visit Spokane's Social Media Efforts Recognized

Visit Spokane’s social media efforts have been recognized as among the best in the WORLD. A (relatively new) travel website called Skift lists 450 DMOs on its social data dashboard. Of those, only 12 reply to travelers’ tweets in less than two hours. Visit Spokane was one of those. Visit Seattle was first…Visit Melbourne was second…Welcome to Yorkshire was third. Here’s a link to the Skift story: View Full Article

WA Legislature Passes Tourism Bill HB 2229 Headed to Governor

Olympia, Wash. - Last night, the Washington State Senate passed Substitute House Billl 2229 to support study of long-term tourism funding legislation in the next session. The bill, which has been vigorously promoted by the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) and the statewide tourism industry, now goes to Governor Jay Inslee for his signature. View Full Article

National Award for Spokane Convention Sales Professional

Visit Spokane is pleased to announce Kelsey Soukup as the recipient of the Shawn Corwin-Myland Award. Kelsey is a Director of National Accounts at the Spokane Convention Center and is a member of the Visit Spokane team. She was recognized at the Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) Annual Conference, February 11 in Washington, D.C. View Full Article

Visit Spokane Announces Leisure Sales Manager

Visit Spokane is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlotte Finnegan to the newly created position of Leisure Sales Manager. In her new role, Charlotte will focus on enhancing and increasing sales and marketing tactics to reach leisure travelers, affinity and alumni groups, as well as travel agents and AAA offices. View Full Article

Visit Spokane Announces New Director of Sales

Visit Spokane is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Shannon to the position of Director of Sales. This is a promotion for Shannon, a 20-year industry veteran who has been with Visit Spokane since 2003, most recently as Senior Director of National Accounts. View Full Article

Visit Spokane Announces New Director of Sales

Visit Spokane is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Shannon to the position of Director of Sales. This is a promotion for Shannon, a 20-year industry veteran who has been with Visit Spokane since 2003, most recently as Senior Director of National Accounts. View Full Article

Visit Spokane Welcomes Kim Ritten

Kim Ritten has been named Regional Director of National Accounts for Visit Spokane, the region's destination marketing organization in Spokane, Wash. The new position is based in Chicago. View Full Article

Plenty of Parking Downtown

We're pleased to provide you with a revised map that highlights the extensive parking options in the downtown area surrounding the Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center. View Full Article

Spokane Wineries on Upswing

I've traveled to Spokane several times, but my most recent wine-tasting visit was particularly memorable. With an increasing number of tasting rooms in a variety of settings, and with plenty of solid, reasonably priced wines, the Spokane wine scene is definitely on the rise. This week and next week I'll focus on some of the highlights of my visit. I've noted a few standout wines here, and will post additional recommendations on my website. View Full Article

Spokane Tourism Industry Leader Leaves Her Hometown

After a decade at Visit Spokane, Vice President of Business Development, Polly Phelan has taken a position with Visit Phoenix. "This is a huge loss for Visit Spokane, but such a wonderful opportunity for Polly," says Visit Spokane President and CEO Cheryl Kilday. View Full Article

Exploring Spokane’s Historic Spots, Part I – Downtown Heritage

As a mining, agriculture, and forestry hub, beginning in the late 19th century, Spokane has played an important role in shaping the Pacific Northwest, despite being overshadowed by other cities in the region like Seattle and Portland. But I found that the city offers so much colorful history and character via its downtown and three of its residential neighborhoods. In this first part, I’ll share with you what I found exploring the vibrant downtown, where history comes alive at the turn of many corners. View Full Article

Spokane's History takes Center Stage in Upcoming National Convention

Spokane will make history when the city hosts the National Preservation Conference (NPC) this fall. The National Trust for Historic Preservation brings its most prestigious conference to the Inland Northwest for the first time when Spokane hosts the NPC, October 31 - November 3, 2012. Spokane is believed to be the smallest city to ever host this highly regarded gathering of preservationists. "The City of Spokane is proud to host the National Preservation Conference this fall," says Spokane Mayor David Condon. "We may be the smallest city to ever host this conference, but our commitment to preserving our historic structures is big. A walk through our downtown provides an illustration. From the Fox Theater to The Steam Plant to the grand Davenport Hotel, our past lives for our citizens and visitors today." View Full Article

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