Rancho Mirage, CA—April 8, 2021—The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (GPSCVB) launched a new meeting incentive program for groups that book summer events for 2021 and beyond.


The Meeting Oasis Incentive includes special offers for meetings held in June, July or August of 2021, 2022 or 2023 at one of the destination’s world-class hotels or resorts. The announcement comes as the State of California plans to reopen fully on June 15, allowing meetings and conventions to safely resume again, assuming vaccinations proceed on pace and COVID-19 hospitalizations remain low.


“Meetings and group events are finally poised to make a comeback in Greater Palm Springs. We recognize groups are eager to plan events and meet in person in our SoCal meeting oasis,” said Colleen Pace, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.  


The Meeting Oasis Incentive includes rebate credits to the group’s master account that can be used for any meetings-related fees such as guest rooms, facility rental, food & beverage expenditures, and audio-visual expenses. This credit can be used at participating resorts and hotels throughout the nine-city destination of Greater Palm Springs.


In addition to the incentive program, there are also 17 group offers from the destination’s hotels and resorts that include things such as additional rebates, flexible contract policies and waived facility rental fees.  With these discounts and added value, planners can create a great experience for their attendees while also increasing ROI for their company, organization or association.


Increased air service makes Greater Palm Springs more accessible than ever—even during the summer months, when the Meeting Oasis Incentive is available. The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) welcomed Southwest Airlines to its roster last year, serving Oakland, Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas. This increases year-round service to PSP from over 14 nonstop destinations.


For more information on the GPSCVB’s new Meeting Oasis Incentive and to see all of the group offers, visit: https://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/meetings/choose-greater-palm-springs/special-promotions/group-offers/.



Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge

In Greater Palm Springs, planners can add safer meetings to the agenda thanks to the destination-wide Safer Together, Greater Together Pledge, which recognizes 500 local businesses, resorts and hotels, restaurants, and attractions—including the Palm Springs Convention Center—that have committed to implementing safety guidelines recognized by the State of California and leading industries, including the highest health and safety standards. Disinfecting protocols, physical distancing markers, and employee hygiene training are core

safety practices of the pledge, in addition to businesses implementing a site-specific protection plan. For more information: https://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/gps-pledge/


About Greater Palm Springs
Greater Palm Springs promises an unforgettable meeting experience, with 300+ days of sunshine annually, mountains you can almost reach out and touch and an incredible range of accommodations, meeting spaces, venues and attractions. Nine distinct resort cities create one meeting oasis, with more than 185 hotels and 17,700 rooms, outstanding amenities and unmatched outdoor adventures. For more information on finding your meeting oasis in Greater Palm Springs, go to meetingsinpalmsprings.com.