Visitors to AirVenture who opt to stay outside of Camp Scholler can find the accommodations suited for them through the official EAA AirVenture housing bureau, the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau, and its new website, www.VisitOshkosh.com.
The website features just about everything to know about visiting Oshkosh, in addition to finding various lodging options for during AirVenture 2011. Listings of hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, cottages, cabins, campgrounds, and dormitories with their availability during AirVenture are searchable within a database through a variety of criteria.
The new website also provides an extensive list of private homes and rooms that are available for rent by area homeowners during AirVenture. Private homes and rooms provide an affordable lodging option with several price point and amenity options, most within close proximity to the AirVenture grounds.
New features include:
More specific search options for both the commercial and private housing listings
Photos and video of the properties (if provided by the owner)
Downloadable maps, directions, and what's nearby for each accommodation
"We hope that visitors to the new site will find it user-friendly and helpful, especially when planning for their trip to EAA AirVenture," said OCVB Marketing Director Brittani Von Ruden. "Our goal is to make finding lodging during EAA AirVenture as easy and pain-free as possible."
The new website is an outcome of the city's new brand, "Oshkosh: Wisconsin's Event City!"
"EAA AirVenture and our partnership with it definitely had an influence on this new brand," said OCVB Executive Director Wendy Hielsberg. "When people think of Oshkosh, they think of EAA, aviation, and events. The new brand not only capitalizes on EAA AirVenture and the over half-million visitors it brings in, but also the many other events that Oshkosh hosts annually."
Check out the visitor frequently asked questions section of www.VisitOshkosh.com for answers to questions about accommodations during AirVenture, or call the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau toll free at 877-303-9200.