Seattle, Washington (August 27, 2013)--Seattle Southside Visitor Services ( is proud to announce the launch of a new tourism video produced by Ballasiotes Media to promote the region as a destination for leisure travelers.

Seattle Southside, in cooperation with City of SeaTac staff, has been working closely with Ballasiotes Media to produce a high-quality video that brings to life the experience and ideas of what visitors can see and do here. "Seattle Southside has so much to offer visitors and our goal was to produce a video that speaks directly to the visitor and that captures the beauty and charm that make up this area along the Puget Sound. We want to offer viewers a sneak-peak into Seattle Southside’s best attractions and adventures,” said Katherine Kertzman, Executive Director of Seattle Southside Visitor Services.

The purpose of the video is to invite visiting families, couples and friends to get away for a while, relax and have fun. The video will be distributed at Seattle Southside hotels on the in-room televisions, at the Seattle Southside Visitor Center, online and in other marketing materials.

“We are very pleased the City of SeaTac through our Lodging Tax Committee was able to fund this project,” said SeaTac Mayor Tony Anderson. “We know that it will create great dividends and help grow the tourism sector in our region.”

"I am extremely excited to display and promote the new video, as developed by Seattle Southside Visitor Services,” said Scott Ostrander, General Manager of Cedarbrook Lodge. “While we are proud neighbors of the Emerald City and exalt in the many wonders of the Puget Sound region and the Pacific Northwest, the focus of the new video - Seattle’s Southside - demonstrates that we are truly a destination.  We have so much to offer every guest and traveler - the business traveler, groups/meeting attendees, the leisure traveler, couples and families alike."

The video can be viewed on the Seattle Southside YouTube channel:

About Seattle Southside Visitor Services

Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS) is the leading tourism and marketing organization in South King County. The program, offered jointly by the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac, and Tukwila, is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for tourists who wish to explore Western Washington. For more information, please visit  

Ashley Comar
Marketing & Communications Manager
Direct:  206-575-0627 / 206-575-2489

About Ballasiotes Media

Ballasiotes Media is located in Gig Harbor, Washington and creates marketing and media tools for companies and organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have been in business for 12 years and focus on creating targeted video messages for events, retail environments, TV and the web. For more information, please visit

Chris Ballasiotes
President/Creative Director
Direct: 253-549-0015