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

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Jul 27, 2016 @ 04:00 PM. Located at the Des Moines Marina and features fresh produce, beautiful flowers, and local crafts.
Music in the Park - Seatac Summer Concert Series Jul 27 - Aug 03, 2016. Enjoy "Music in the Park" with a picnic dinner, family and friends at Angle Lake Park or Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Recent Blog Posts

Recipe of the Month: BahamaRita from Bahama Breeze Cool off with a refreshing BahamaRita, courtesy of Bahama Breeze
Customized Tours: Winery and Waterfall Tour Our intern from Japan, Natsumi, takes a Customized Tour of Washington state wineries and waterfalls.