SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

With the holidays approaching many people will have family or friends in town.  But space may be an issue.  Do you have enough room to house all your loved ones? There's a special promotion in the works that may help out.

Visit Santa Barbara is teaming up with hotels in the area to offer specials.

Family and friends of Santa Barbara residents who stay at any of the participating properties will receive reduced rates, special bonuses maybe even a free night. The plan is also a great way to boost tourism.

Nearly 30 hotels from bed and breakfasts to upscale properties are participating. The promotions kick in Friday November 15 and until January 15.

For more info, go to: http://www.santabarbaraca.com/holidayextrabedroom/