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The Summer Season is Here!
Despite the fact that Snowbird’s base depth is still over 100” and the skiing’s fantastic, the summer season is here and I’m excited for all that’s on the docket. First, there’s the multi-season outdoor pursuits available to us, from skiing at the ‘Bird to mountain biking and hiking in our ‘backyard.’ Then, of course, is the kick off of the outdoor concert season at venues throughout our community as well as the seemingly endless al fresco dining options and everything else this time of year affords us.
On the convention side, we and our partners—specifically SMG and the Salt Palace—are gearing up for another busy summer with 15 conventions taking place June through August. Collectively, these conventions are attracting nearly 64,000 attendees who are occupying approximately 162,000 hotel room nights and spending more than $59 million while in our community. Our sales team also booked 25 meetings for the summer season at single hotels/resorts and three athletic events being held throughout Salt Lake County; these events are filling another 37,000 hotel room nights.
Finally, I hope you’re able to join us at our 2019 Tourism Achievement Award and Member Update Thursday, June 20, from 12-1:30, with registration beginning at 11:30, at The Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium, where we will present our annual Tourism Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor Visit Salt Lake bestows upon an individual or organization in recognition and celebration of their outstanding efforts in supporting the mission of Visit Salt Lake and the larger tourism community of Salt Lake County.
As always, thank you for all you do in support of our efforts and for ensuring our meeting, convention and leisure traveling guests have the best possible experience while in our community.