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UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019

Hotwire names Spokane as a top city for a quick getaway

Online travel website Hotwire has named Spokane as a top city for a quick getaway, based on affordability, proximity to larger destinations and tourist attractions.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

Visit Spokane, Lime join forces to encourage ‘accidental discoveries’ in city neighborhoods

Getting to new places in Spokane on Lime scooters is getting a little easier, thanks to a partnership between the company and Visit Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

Front & Center: Visit Spokane’s new leader seeks to enhance metro area’s appeal as a destination city

Meg Winchester, who became president and CEO of Visit Spokane in late January, is focusing on put the Lilac City on the map as a destination for tourists and convention …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Visit Spokane names new president and CEO

Visit Spokane announced Monday it has named Meg Winchester as president and CEO of the organization. Winchester has been director of the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau for more …


Spokane International Airport on pace to break last year’s travel record with new direct flights

Air travelers are flowing in and out of Spokane International Airport at a pace previously unseen in history as the economy remains strong and new nonstop flights give commuters more …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Urban and outdoors mix to make Spokane a destination must, according to popular travel website TripAdvisor

Spokane was one of seven “rising U.S. cities” named as a top-tier bucket list destination for 2019, according to a popular travel website TripAdvisor.


Kilday leaving Visit Spokane for job in South Carolina; recruitment for new CEO to begin

Cheryl Kilday is leaving Visit Spokane to take a job in South Carolina. A search will begin for a new president and CEO at the organization, which promotes tourism and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018

Hotels near capacity as Hoopfest weekend approaches

At-capacity hotels in downtown Spokane are seeing last-minute cancellations for this weekend’s Hoopfest, leaving the door open for some late bookings.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018

Visit Spokane recognizes local hospitality industry, employees with tourism awards

Visit Spokane recognized Spokane Airports, local companies and hospitality employees this week with the organization’s 2018 tourism awards.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Visit Spokane sets record for hotel room bookings

Visit Spokane booked a record number of hotel room nights in 2017 for future convention business.


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017

Doug Clark: Spokane’s new slogan ‘Creative by Nature’ is a lame and costly effort for The Lilac City

The Visit Spokane people want the rest of us to think that “Creative by Nature” is substantially better than the last dumb catchphrase, “Near Nature. Near Perfect.”


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

Kevin Twohig honored for tourism leadership

Kevin Twohig, CEO of the Spokane Public Facilities District, was given Visit Spokane’s Leadership Excellence in Tourism award Thursday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017

New branding effort seeks to define Spokane as creative, natural and enterprising

Visit Spokane, the area’s tourism agency, will roll out a new branding campaign this year to boost buzz for the region and showcase the Spokane area’s identity and unique qualities.


Be a tourist in your own town and rediscover Spokane

Playing tourist in your own town is an easy way to break the mentality that there’s nothing to do in Spokane.


Zags put Spokane in the national spotlight as ESPN crew will film fans and the city

As the Zags prepare for the Final Four tip off Saturday, Spokane is gearing up for its own prime time moment. An ESPN crew will spend up to four days …


Spokane will mine shopping data to see what’s missing downtown

What’s missing from downtown Spokane’s retail and service scene? The city and several business groups hope to take the guesswork out of filling the gaps by tapping into sales analytics.


The Dirt: Pinecroft Business Park in Spokane Valley continues to grow

Two buildings are underway in Spokane Valley’s Pinecroft Business Park, one a large office building and the other for food services or a restaurant.


Sci-fi convention coming to Spokane mired in controversy

Thousands of science fiction fans will descend on Spokane next week for what is expected to be among the largest conventions ever held in the city. The 73rd annual World …


Spokane to host 2015 World Science Fiction Convention

About 5,000 science fiction fans are expected to beam down to Spokane next summer for the 2015 World Science Fiction Convention. The gathering, the 73rd annual WorldCon, is a big …


Downtown business leaders meet to discuss STA Plaza’s future

A task force of business leaders met behind closed doors on Wednesday to talk about the future of the Spokane Transit Authority Plaza in the heart of downtown. The meeting …


Spokane visitor center closes its doors

Spokane’s downtown Visitor Information Center has closed in favor of information kiosks in local malls and a mobile center that’s expected to debut in the spring. Located at Browne Street …


Spokane arts director Karen Mobley steps down

The woman who has overseen Spokane’s public art program for the past 15 years is returning to her studio. Karen Mobley, who spent most of that time as head of …


Visit Spokane leader puts attractions in spotlight

It’s hard to predict what will pique tourists’ interest. Take Fargo, N.D. It boasts a Walk of Fame (“Wow, Richard Simmons’ handprint!”) and Bonanzaville, the region’s “foremost pioneer prairie village.”


Spokane Restaurant Week begins Friday and runs through March 3

Cheryl Kilday moved to Spokane about two and half years ago and, like any new resident, she began asking the people she met about great local restaurants. It surprised her …