RSCVA President & CEO Phil DeLone
Joining the RSCVA in 2017, Phil DeLone has hit the ground running to get initiatives in place that will build momentum for travel and events in the Reno Tahoe area. The revitalization of our region has seen 400 to 500 new companies move to northern Nevada over the past several years, creating a vibrant new business climate that the RSCVA will continue to leverage to attract new events and visitors.
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Visitors to Reno Tahoe Area in 2017
More Visitors to Reno Tahoe in 2017
Increase in Room Revenues
More Occupied Room Nights
The results of a months-long feasibility study on the impacts of potentially expanding the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC) were presented to the RSCVA Board of Directors at its June 28th meeting. Johnson Consulting of Chicago detailed how a future expansion of the center would help diversify demand in the economy, acting as a powerful hedge against economic downturns and drive higher room rates in the Reno Tahoe area.
During its May 24th meeting, the RSCVA Board of Directors unanimously approved the budget for Fiscal Year 2018–2019, which begins July 1st. Included are significant investments for needed capital improvements, and increased funding for marketing and supporting new air service.
At its March 22 meeting, the RSCVA Board of Directors approved a four-year management agreement for the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC), the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC), the Reno Events Center (REC) and the National Bowling Stadium (NBS) to SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company.