The push is on to bring travelers to Spokane! Visit Spokane is expanding their marketing efforts, hoping to gain national attention.
With a river flowing through the heart of the city, locals know Spokane is special, but now Visit Spokane is spreading the word nationwide.
"We've added staff, we've increased our marketing and that's what it takes," Kilday said.
Visit Spokane is running ads on Good Morning America's electronic billboard in Times Square. They'll also be in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Food and Travel Magazine.
"That national message is really important when you are trying to capture meeting planners, we need to elevate the image of the community for leisure travel and business travel," Kilday said.
The new hotel and expanding convention center are helping to fuel these marketing efforts!
Convention Center General Manager Johnna Boxley says once the first wall is up, construction should move quickly, and will allow them to be the host with the most.