The Sonoma County Tourism, Inc. (“SCT”) “Hotel Support Program” provides financial support to Sonoma County Tourism Business Improvement Area (BIA) hotels to secure group and/or leisure related business. The program offers funding for unforeseen or unbudgeted costs, where covering the expense increases the likelihood that the business will be contracted at the hotel.

GROUP SALES SUPPORT PROGRAM POLICY:

  • The SCT BIA hotel must complete the following application in its entirety for funding consideration.
  • All fields must be completed with adequate detail and supported with a cost breakdown and estimates.
  • Submit completed forms to Sonoma County Tourism’s Sales Team at: [email protected]
  • Allow up to 72 hours for SCT review and consideration. Urgent requests can be made as needed.
  • Approved applications will be signed by SCT, authorizing the expense, and returned to the hotel.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • If approved, the hotel will incur the expense and submit detailed invoices and back up receipts to Sonoma County Tourism ([email protected]) within 30 days to receive reimbursement of the expense.
  • Hotel related expenses do not qualify for the Hotel Support Program unless the expense is a 3rd party vendor.
  • Businesses who violate the policy will not be reimbursed for any expense incurred.
  • Funds are limited and based on first come, first served basis.
  • Sonoma County Tourism reserves the right to amend, suspend, or cancel this program at any time.
  • Any deviation from this policy, application, or reimbursement policy will invalidate the agreement.