Tourism Matters

 

Tourism matters to Seattle Southside. As a region located near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, two major metropolitan areas and the transit corridor we see a lot of visitors; over 2 million guests stay in our hotels annually.

Hotels and meeting facilities, attractions, restaurants, cultural institutions, tour companies and transportation providers are among the local businesses greatly impacted by travel to Washington State. The tourism industry in King County employs more than 49,000 people, generates total direct visitor spending of $5.5 billion and generates $440 million in state and local tax revenue. Tourism touches the community in countless other ways.

Read more about the Why Tourism Matters campaign and learn how you can make a difference.

 

Upcoming Events

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride--Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum Dec 09 - 30, 2016. Visit Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with friends and family on your adventure with the Polar Express!™
Leavenworth Christmas Lights Festival w/Customized Tours Dec 09 - 31, 2016. It's that time of year!! Throughout December you can ride in comfort to the Leavenworth Christmas Lights Festival for a magical holiday experience.

Recent Blog Posts

Wild Lights at Woodland Park Zoo Michael visits the Woodland Park Zoo for their festive Wild Lights.
Riding on the Polar Express The Visitor Center staff reviews the Polar Express, by the Mount Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum.