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

Taste of Tukwila Sep 19, 2014. Share and experience different cultures and backgrounds from around the world!
Cosmic Bowling at ACME Bowl Sep 19, 2014 @ 07:00 PM - Sep 21, 2014. Enjoy Black Light Bowling with gobo lighting & hazers!

Recent Blog Posts

Washington State Fair: Do the Puyallup, Family-Style! Taking a family to the fair? Read more to find out the best time to go!
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