Las Vegas CVA Enhances City Housing Services With Passkey

  • Passkey (now a part of Lanyon)
  • 08.23.06
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced its decision to partner with Passkey, a worldwide leader in online group reservations, and to start offering Passkey as part of its convention services package to all event planners coming to the city.

"We are excited about our new partnership with Passkey – a name no doubt familiar to many of our Vegas properties and more importantly to planners coming to our area,” explained Terry Jicinsky, senior vice president of marketing, LVCVA. "By joining forces with Passkey, we believe we are positioning ourselves to be THE BEST meeting solution in Las Vegas."

With Passkey, the LVCVA will deliver:

- Benefits for Planners:
  • Easy management of reservations and rooming lists
  • Customized event Web sites for online hotel bookings
  • 24/7 access to event reports, including pickup and pace reports
  • Reduction in attrition exposure and book-arounds
  • Seamless integration with preferred registration solution
- Benefits for Attendees:
  • One-stop shopping experience for event registration and hotel booking
  • Ability to modify and cancel reservations online
  • Instant acknowledgements
- Benefits for Las Vegas Hotels:
  • Interface to hotel PMS/CRS systems for instant delivery of hotel reservations
  • Maximized revenues and reduced wash with post cut-off management
  • Upsell of hotel services and amenities and extend length of stay
“We are all about perfecting the planner and attendee meeting experience,” said Diana McAdam, director, destinations services, LVCVA. “By offering Passkey to our planner, we are further enhancing our housing services, and delivering functionality that is requested by our current and previous customers, ultimately helping them build successful meetings in our city.”

In 2005 the Las Vegas area hosted 6.2 million convention and meeting delegates, representing 22,000 citywide conventions and meetings. These delegates generated $7.6 billion during their visit to this destination.

Greg Pesik, president and CEO of Passkey said, "We are thrilled to have Las Vegas CVA on board. Having the country’s largest meeting and events destination as a client, is truly a testament to Passkey’s effectiveness in group housing management. We look forward to working closely with the LVCVA to further streamline their housing, and increase their customer satisfaction."

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