ATLANTA (July 18, 2011) – Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has teamed up with EventSphere as a preferred housing provider to give meeting planners more control over room blocks. In addition to making life easier on the planner, the new services are a one-stop-shop for attendees coming to a conference in Atlanta. In Atlanta, separate registration and housing are a thing of the past. Attendees can now book a hotel room and register for a conference with one call and one confirmation number through a 24-hour call center. When attendees arrive at the host hotel, EventSphere’s on- site service desk expedites check-in and provides information about Atlanta and the conference. The benefits don’t stop with the attendee. Meeting planners receive a real-time audit that extends beyond just the room block. The audit takes into account rooms booked outside the block and at other hotels. This information provides an accurate account of an event’s impact on the city and can provide priceless when planning future events. “EventSphere helps position Atlanta at the forefront of the industry and gives more options, service platforms and control to the meeting planner,” said Cookie Smoak, ACVB director of convention services. “Now, we can fulfill client requests at a higher level and make planning a convention in Atlanta even easier.” The new services are already up and running. EventSphere provides logistics support for housing and QMS Services, Inc. provides registration support. For ACVB clients, there is no fee for the additional housing services. Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.