Partnership with Authority
So many partnership opportunities… with no membership dues!
Are you ready to get in front of the Seattle region's 40.9 million visitors? And be a part of the $7.9 billion they contributed to Seattle's economy? We are here to help you do it!
To be eligible for marketing and promotions from the RTA, businesses need to be tourism-related and be located within any of our three cities: SeaTac, Tukwila, and Des Moines. Please reach out to PartnerServices@SeattleSouthside.com to take advantage of this opportunity. If your business is not located within these three cities, there are other opportunities available to partner with the RTA.
Working with Seattle Southside RTA provides you direct access to the lucrative group sales and leisure travel markets. We offer opportunities to network with other businesses, contact and advertise directly to visitors, and help build awareness for your business and the region.
FREE MARKETING EXPOSURE
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"Travel Update," our monthly leisure e-newsletter, is a Seattle Southside staple, with visitor outreach including 17,000 and growing. This publication features articles, spotlights, facts and tidbits about events, industry updates and visitor information. Listings in our bi-annual “Travel Planner” and “Dining Guide” publications, as well as our website. These listings include your company information, website, contact info, as well as photos, videos, coupons, and more (all customized via the Extranet). Weekly blog articles provide a more in-depth description of local businesses and activities. Inclusion in relevant story pitches to travel writers and local media outlets. Familiarization (FAM) tours highlight local tourism-related businesses to other industry affiliates and media. Dynamic social media engagement with fans.
The Do More - Save More (DMSM) Passport is a mobile program developed to bring visitors to the region while driving traffic to your business. The DMSM Passport highlights partner-provided deals/discounts, redeemable in real time through the customers' phone.
The DMSM Passport targets individual and group customer segments based on demographics, interest, duration of visit, and other factors. The program is web-based. What does that mean? There are no apps to download - the DMSM is instantly delivered via email and text. This means any updates/additions are updated in real time (no need to refresh an app), making the DMSM a snap to use!
In short: this free DMSM Passport program is a no-brainer! The technology behind the DMSM Passport is user friendly and flexible, complete with round-the-clock support when needed. Do not hassle with printed vouchers! All offers live, and are redeemable, through the mobile program.
To participate in the DMSM Passport Program, please click the button below to visit the partner site to fill in the required information and a representative from our vendor company, Bandwango, will reach out to you with onboarding information.
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Need some local, digital pieces for your various marketing efforts? Feel use of our extensive media library is at your fingertips! Secure free Regional maps, area guides and coupons for use at events. Gain valuable insight and engagement metrics with the RTA’s search engine optimization (SEO), targeting partner listing/outbound links on SeattleSouthside.com to partner websites.
The RTA hosts several industry meetings annually. Come mingle with industry professional and learn about the power and impact of the tourism industry in Seattle Southside and the PNW.
Receive access to industry data. From industry reports in the Extranet to the Southside Insider newsletter, the RTA provides key takeaways and trends to help you best prepare your business.
LEADS AND REFERRALS
Our Sales & Services team is hard at work, collaborating with professionals across the following markets: Corporate, Association, Sports, SMERF and Tour & Travel. Within these markets, and with the support of RTA, you can capitalize on various opportunities to enhance your group sales portfolio.
You will receive referrals from our staff who engage directly with regional planners and visitors. RTA staff travel frequently, spreading the word of Seattle Southside at market-specific conventions and tradeshows. Join us at these events and meet face-to-face with industry planners.
Contact the Business Development Team for more information.
Interested in the meetings market? Be certain to see the Sales Support Toolkit for information on what the RTA can do to help you close the deal on business.