Catch Des Moines on Monday launched the “Buy Now, Visit Later” hotel bonds campaign. The program aims to support recovery efforts for local hotels, one of the hardest-hit sectors during the pandemic. By investing in a $100 bond to a local hotel that matures to $150 in 60 days, residents can help local hotels weather the storm and use the bonds for a staycation or to invite friends and family to visit later. Hotel-motel tax generated by visits also contributes to the advancement of the arts and culture by funding organizations and programs. Nearly 30 Greater Des Moines hotels have signed up for the initiative. “Our hotels play a vital role in sustaining the wonderful quality of life we enjoy in Greater Des Moines,” said Greg Edwards, president and CEO of Catch Des Moines. “We’re asking the community to invest in the industry that contributes to our culture and fuels growth for our entire region.” To learn more about the Buy Now, Visit Later campaign and purchase hotel bonds, visit