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

Westfield Southcenter Special Events Oct 02, 2014 @ 11:00 AM. MAD ABOUT SCIENCE Mad Science is coming! Join KCLS and Westfield Southcenter for a special inter...
Wine Tasting at Total Wine & More Oct 02, 2014 @ 04:00 PM - Oct 05, 2014. Free Weekly Wine Tastings at Total Wine & More in Southcenter - Tukwila, WA

Recent Blog Posts

Recipe: Smoked Salmon Chowder Similar to Ivar's This simple recipe is similar to the delicious smoked salmon chowder served by Ivar's. Serve with...
Ride the Rides and See the Sights at the Washington State Fair One couple tackles and defeats motion sickness at the Washington State Fair and lives to ride ant...

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