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

Free Shuffleboard Thursdays at ACME Bowl Jul 31, 2014 @ 11:00 AM. Free shuffleboard
Wine Tasting at Total Wine & More Jul 31, 2014 @ 04:00 PM - Aug 03, 2014. Free Weekly Wine Tastings at Total Wine & More in Southcenter - Tukwila, WA

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A Food Lover’s Paradise - Explore the Bite of Seattle No calorie counting here! Jene and her friends get their grub on at the annual Bite of Seattle.
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