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

Seattle Mariners Baseball Jul 06, 2015 @ 07:10 PM - Jul 12, 2015. Seattle's baseball team plays at Safeco Field!
Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Jul 08, 2015 @ 03:00 PM. Located at the Des Moines Marina and features fresh produce, beautiful flowers, and local crafts.

Recent Blog Posts

3-Day Weekend Itinerary for Visitors to Seattle Southside Learn about the must-sees and must-dos with this detailed itinerary for your 3-day weekend to Sea...
High Speed Whale Watching Tour from Downtown Seattle Enjoy a high speed whale watching trip from downtown Seattle with whales guaranteed!

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