Our work makes a measurable difference.

Facts and figures from 2020: 

2019 was the 10th year of strong consecutive growth resulting in one of the best years for the region. However, like the rest of the world, 2020 was one of the worst years for tourism.

  • $363.6 Million in visitor spending was generated in 2020 down 53.9% from the previous year.
  • $36.5 Million was generated in state and local taxes.
  • 3,210 hospitality employees are employed in Seattle Southside.
  • In King County, tourism saves the average household $1,425 in taxes annually

For more data please see the 2020 Seattle Southside Travel Impacts study, prepared for Seattle Southside, that documents the economic significance of the travel industry in the Seattle Southside area of King County from 2003 through 2020. The 2020 Annual Report pdf also contains more valuable tourism data for Seattle Southside. 2021 Annual Report coming soon.