Please join this Information Session regarding the 2020 Tourism Marketing Support Program!
You may attend in-person or conference call-in. Parking validation is available upon request at the Port of Seattle Front Desk if you park at the Bell Street Garage, located at 9 Wall St., Seattle.
Now in its fifth year, the Tourism Marketing Support Program offers applicants a partnering opportunity to promote their Washington state destination to out-of-state visitors while promoting the use of Port facilities; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, cruise terminals, and recreational marinas.
The match fund program will offer a total of $200,000 in 2020 to organizations whose selected proposed projects meet specific requirements. $50,000 of the Port of Seattle funding must be identified specifically to assist organizations in the development and growth of culture, eco/sustainable, and/or adventure/nature tourism. Local communities, destination marketing organizations, ports, chambers of commerce, tribal organizations and non-profits within Washington state are encouraged to apply.
- The program provides match funding support to each awardee of up to $10,000.
- The Port funds must be used for advertising, publicizing, promoting or distributing information to attract out-of-state visitors, via the use of Port-owned facilities (SEA Airport, cruise terminals or recreational marinas), to a Washington state destination.
- The program requires a two to one match. In order to receive two dollars from the Port, for example, the participant must submit documentation for a one-dollar contribution to the effort.