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

Special Halloween Underworld Tour Oct 31, 2014. The Underworld Tour is an adults-only stroll through the old red-light district of the abandoned, underground city that was Seattle’s birthplace.
Aki Con 2014 at the Seatac DoubleTree! Nov 01 - 02, 2014. The Arts, Knowledge, Imagination Convention is an anime convention held at the Seatac Doubletree!

Recent Blog Posts

Argosy Dinner Cruise: A Date Night to Remember A surprise birthday "sailabration" on an Argosy dinner cruise was the perfect way to celebrate a ...
Hop On and Hop Off with an Emerald City Trolley Tour Michelle explains how to maximize your time on a Hop on, Hop off tour and see as many Seattle att...

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