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Bellevue, NE, United States, 2007/09/21 - Fresno CVB steps forward with greater efficiency. Fresno to utilize R-House Housing and Registration System for Convention, meeting, special events, & sports event housing - FresnoCVB.org / STIhousing.com.
This fall R-House will become the Fresno City and County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s one stop shop for events requiring group housing and registration. STI has developed the web-based registration and housing system to deliver all the functionality needed to effectively manage meetings, sports events and conferences for both groups and individuals.
“The Fresno City and County Convention and Visitors Bureau compared several systems and found R-House to best suit the needs of our member hotels, meeting planners and supports staffs. Moving towards an e-commerce world, the efficiencies of such a system allows for greater flexibility and control. FCVB is driving innovation by using state-of-the-art software to drive member and guest satisfaction which will ultimately lead to greater profitability for all my members”. Oran L. Cogdill, Jr. President/CEO FCVB.
Fresno is one of an impressive list of CVBs and Sports Commissions STI has partnered with. These cities/organizations are developing dynamic housing departments, as the new group housing opportunities emerge. The group housing market now represents a staggering 30% of the 300 billion dollar worldwide hotel industry.
Fresno City & County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fresno CA
Fresno (fresnocvb.org), a convention, meeting, special events, & sports destination, manages over 50,000 room nights yearly. The majority of these are accounted for, by mid-size meetings and conferences. In 2007 the CVB is taking on a new look. Along with the addition of R-House, a new website is being developed, a hotel partnership program is being initiated and dedicated staff is being shifted to position their strengths forward. Fresno is poised for growth and is strengthening its infrastructure to sustain it.
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R-House is ideal for the Convention Center that wishes to offer added value for their clients as well as Event Owners/Meeting Planners looking for a cost effective and functional alternative with a group housing emphasis. R-House specializes in 100% online group housing. Because it’s web based, attendees, event directors and hotel managers have 24/7 secure access from anywhere, which reduces the need for attendee as well as client updates.
Recognition for the young company soars as STI continues to grow.
STI’s diligence, knowledge, service and design quality continues to move R-House forward. STI (stihousing.com) has provided housing services for events firsthand, and so knows the challenges that are involved in successfully managing large, difficult events. Those challenges were used as design criteria in the R-House system. Because of this, R-House cuts the active work of an event in half. Reusing the system for consecutive years continues that drop. Add to that its simplicity and customizations and R-House moves to the forefront in the industry. “We know we have a great product, so over the last six months we have been developing the service to our clients by offering best practices feedback as we monitor and assist in managing their events. That is what now has our clients talking,” commented Joanna Vanderslice, president of STI. “Additionally, we are continuing to better our product; in the 4th quarter of 2007, we have slated some improvements to the technology that will afford our clients even greater capabilities, especially in the area of registration.”