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Visit Seattle

What We Do


Mission
Visit Seattle, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region.
 

 
To learn more about Visit Seattle, read our 2014 Annual Report here
 

 
View our presentation from the 2014 Tourism Outlook, Visit Seattle's Annual Meeting, here





Impact of Tourism
In 2013, 18.6 million visitors spent $6 billion in Seattle and King County, contributing $597 million in state and local tax revenues. Direct visitor spending benefits hotels, retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation services and other businesses, and supports jobs for more than 68,000 people in the Seattle region.
 
Funding
As a private, nonprofit marketing organization, Visit Seattle's funding is derived from many sources, including hotel occupancy tax revenue from Seattle-King County visitors, Visit Seattle's robust partnership program, its marketing programs, government contracts for service and miscellaneous revenue.
 
Strategic Partnerships
City of Seattle
King County
Port of Seattle
Washington State Convention Center
4Culture
Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Washington Tourism Alliance
Visit Seattle Member Organizations
 
Partnership
As a partnership-based organization, Visit Seattle connects more than 1,000 local businesses, their products and services with the lucrative visitor market. The Visit Seattle Partnership Services team also offers professional development events, orientations and a variety of networking tools throughout the year. To learn more about being a Visit Seattle partner, click here.
 
Industry Affiliations