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 Sep 30 - Oct 01, 2016. Seattle's baseball team plays at Safeco Field!
Socktoberfest 5K Fun Run by Tukwila Parks & Recreation Oct 01, 2016. Tukwila Parks and Recreation decided the season change is a great reason to celebrate Fall in the Seattle Southside with a 5K fun run/walk perfect for the entire family!

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