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Let's do more together
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for Seattle Southside, including the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. Our organization takes pride in promoting the community as an attractive travel destination while enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, the RTA provides opportunities and strengthens the economic position of people in our community.
How We Do It
As your region's Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), the RTA collaborates with neighbors and partners to bring your business to the forefront. We work across markets and across the globe, contributing to the region's economic prosperity.
A partnership-based organization, we are funded through lodging taxes and a tourism promotion assessment. This funding enables us to work with our restaurants, hotels, and attractions from Des Moines, SeaTac, and Tukwila with ZERO CHARGE TO OUR PARTNERS (i.e.: no membership fee).
Our Promise: Do More
Our Promise to our partners and visitors: do more. You can do more when you visit Seattle Southside because its location, transportation, affordability and unique attractions stretch your time, money and opportunities further. The Promise is what the RTA will help the Seattle Southside region deliver and what we want to emphasize as the area’s unique differentiator to visitors.
We work day-in and day-out to bring Seattle Southside to the forefront of all travel markets. To achieve this, we are guided by a set of thoughtful goals and strategies. To achieve our goals, we develop strategies to own the region, build destination experiences, increase visitor stay length and visitor spending. To see this and more, check out the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority’s Five-Year Strategic Plan. And to see the results achieved through this work, check out our Annual Report!