Seattle, Wash. (June 14, 2012)–The Visitor Centerfor Seattle Southside Visitor Services (www.seattlesouthside.com), the official tourism department for the Cities of Des Moines, Kent, SeaTac and Tukwila, is now open seven days a week through the summer months to assist travelers to Seattle and Washington State.

In addition to the regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., the Visitor Center is now open Saturday and Sunday 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. (Closed major holidays). These office hours will be maintained through Labor Day weekend.

Located at 3100 South 176th Street, one block east of the Link light rail station at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Seattle Southside Visitor Center makes it easier for travelers visiting Washington State to have the perfect vacation.

Visitor Center Concierges provide complimentary services including, but not limited to:

  • Restaurant recommendations
  • Hotel reservation assistance and referrals
  • Directions
  • Free brochures, maps and other logistical and sightseeing guides
  • Transportation guidance and public transportation support
  • Advice on museums, theater, dance, opera and how to get tickets
  • Tour bookings
  • Tips, suggestions and advice on area attractions and ticket information
  • Expert knowledge on local events, sports, festivals and activities
  • Custom itinerary creation

With the new Rental Car Facility now open, even more visitors are making their way to the Visitor Center thanks to additional signage along International Boulevard.

“Our walk-in numbers have already seen a significant increase due to this additional source of customers,” said Kristina Thorne, Visitor Center Manager for Seattle Southside Visitor Services.

The Visitor Center is not just for tourists; locals can benefit from the services as well. Have family or friends visiting and not sure how to entertain them? Stop by for suggestions on things to do in Seattle, itinerary planning assistance and local coupons. Need help planning a special occasion? Call for a list of local vendors and venues to make the event perfect. Curious about local events and festivals? Visit the website event calendar for detailed information.

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, Kent, 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 www.seattlesouthside.com

CONTACTS:      
Ashley Comar
Seattle Southside Visitor Services
206-575-0627 / Ashley@seattlesouthside.com
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