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

CPK Sweet Deal for Two Feb 10 - 14, 2016. California Pizza Kitchen's Sweet Deal for Two
Northwest Symphony Orchestra: Valentine's Concert Feb 12, 2016. Enjoy an evening with the NWSO who has received local, regional, and national acclaim for this Valentine's Day performance.

Recent Blog Posts

Grazie Ristorante: The Hidden Gem of Tukwila A couple tries Grazie Ristorante, a favorite amongst the locals, for the first time.
Seattle Southside is for Valentines It’s time to make a reservation! With over 100 restaurants to choose from, Seattle Southside isn’...

Recent Tweets

Did you know @TourUnderground has a raunchier, adults-only tour, called the @UnderworldTour? #freecocktail https://t.co/TMIN91yUDW
Today's the big game! Who are you rooting for on this #SuperBowl Sunday? #ChickenParm or #Superdab?
Bundle up and explore the beach at night! See the creatures of the #PNW and bask in the crisp, cool air. https://t.co/vjA2Q7vjPN