Group Sales Support Toolkit
The RTA provides many tools to increase business development through meetings and group sales. Our team can help you close the deal on potential business by supporting your client’s needs. Your client information is confidential and only shared with other businesses if they request referrals for additional services such as transportation, entertainment, or other services. For more information, please contact PartnerServices@SeattleSouthside.com.
Client Meet & Greet or Destination Site Visit
Our team can help your client feel supported by greeting them upon arrival at your venue for a site visit, prepared with a welcome gift and information about the complimentary services we can provide if they book at your venue. Or, if your client is interested in entertainment or restaurant options, our team can show them around Seattle Southside.
The RTA has developed a number of tools to support our hotel and event partners in their selling efforts. Many planners look at more than just the meeting space when deciding on a location for their event. Attributes of the destination, as well as support from entities such as the RTA, are also important in their decision-making process. Available for download on the Seattle Southside RTA's Extranet are tools you can use in conjunction with your client proposals, including a paragraph for you to include in event proposals, a pdf flyer of RTA services, promotional videos, and a PowerPoint slide to add to your client presentation deck. We have even created a website, SeattleSouthsideToolkit.com (free of competitive hotels or event venues listings), for you to share with your clients
Meeting Planner Attendance Tools
The RTA has developed many tools to help meeting planners increase attendance at their events. Refer your client to SeattleSouthsideToolkit.com for access to these tools, including welcome amenities for attendees, complimentary area guides, maps, and brochures, access to videos, photography, customizable flyers, and other promotional tools, personalized planning services including teambuilding activities and itineraries, and resources to help planners find group discounts at attractions, transportation, entertainment, and other servies.
Bulk Light Rail Tickets
RTA has partnered with Sound Transit to sell bulk light rail tickets. Seattle Southside partners, meeting planners, and group leaders are welcome to purchase these tickets, which ease connectivity between Seattle Southside and downtown Seattle. Bulk tickets are sold in groups of 25 passes or more. Visit SeattleSouthside.com/bulk-link-pass-sales-request-form to order.
The RTA has invested in an online tool to maximize room nights from tournaments held at Starfire Sports. This online booking platform features area hotels and the link to this platform is sent to all those registered for Starfire Sports-run tournaments, streamlining their booking process and capturing booking data. To be included as a hotel option, please respond to the lead, which is sent out at the beginning of each tournament year.
Questions? Please contact PartnerServices@SeattleSouthside.com or (206) 686-7261 for additional information.