Tourism Marketing Information Session

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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.