“You Stay, We Pay” Redmond Launches New Tourism Campaign


As more and more measures are put into place to make traveling safe, the tourism sectors are placing and organizing deals and packages that will encourage tourists to explore the sector. The tourism sector was one sector that lost a lot of revenue from the pandemic and is still yet to recover.

Located just 15 miles east of Seattle, the city of Redmond launched a new tourism campaign that will pay visitors in gift certificates to local businesses to stay there, bolstering the city’s economy.

The new “You Stay We Pay” promotion will give $100 gift certificates to the first 500 guests who book a two-day stay at a qualifying Redmond hotel.

There are eight qualifying hotels and they range in pricing and amenities. The lowest rates start at just $71 per night, making it quite an inexpensive getaway if you are tired of your own house.

The gift certificates — called “Geek Out Gold” — can be spent at any participating restaurants, retailers, or attractions. Participating merchants include a luxurious salon and medi-spa, an ax-throwing venue, a bookstore, a variety of escape rooms, and a host of local bars and restaurants from hot pot to Mexican fare to dine during your stay.

Other Natural attractions like Sammamish River Trail, Evans Creek Preserve, and Marymoor Park are great for biking, hiking, rock climbing, or a casual picnic. And if you intend to Shop check out Redmond Town Center which features 120 stores.

Beer lovers should check outpours from Mac and Jack’s, Black Raven, and Postdoc, while wine sippers can head to Cave B Estate Winery or Forgeron Cellars for tasting experiences.

Home to the Microsoft and Nintendo campus, the city is usually seen as a technology hub in the region. But organizers hope this latest campaign will attract more local guests to rediscover the city and help its struggling hotel industry.

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