RFP must be submitted through the website at www.columbiacvb.com/rfp. Meeting must be new business that has not previously been held in Columbia, SC. Meeting must have at least 200 total actualized hotel room nights, verifiable with two years convention history from previous destination(s). Room nights must total at least 200 for one meeting/event and may not be a combination of multiple events. Meeting planner or designated party must sign contracts by June 30, 2012 with hotels and/or meeting facilities of choice in the Columbia Metropolitan area (including Lexington and Richland Counties). Amount of promotional discounts will depend on factors including number of hotel rooms booked, verifiable with two years convention history from previous destinations.
1,000 hotel rooms at $10 per actualized room = $10,000
750 hotel rooms at $10 per actualized room = $7,500
500 hotel rooms at $10 per actualized room = $5,000
200 hotel rooms at $10 per actualized room = $2,000
Discount will be applied to meeting space, food and beverage or transportation or shuttle costs. If all rooms contracted are not actualized, customer will be responsible for paying the difference. Discounts will be applied on a pro-rated basis. Discounts will be capped at 1,000 hotel room nights or $10,000. Promotional assistance by the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau will not exceed $10,000 through this offer. Offer subject to change and exclusions may apply.