More than 38 million annual visitors come to Seattle and King County, staying an average five days per visit and spend $6.8 billion collectively. That’s a significant economic impact for our region. Visit Seattle maximizes that impact for the local economy by connecting Visit Seattle Partners with convention and meeting planners, meeting attendees, leisure travelers, tourists and visitors of all types.
Visit Seattle has 11 separate departments with teams spanning the nation and the globe, each working on different fronts to drive traffic to our Partners’ doors and the city as a whole.
Our Visitor Information Center, located in the Washington State Convention Center, and our Market Information Center, located in Pike Place Market, are staffed with knowledgeable, friendly concierges who help visitors plan their adventures around the city and beyond. They are key distribution centers for information on our partners.
“...Since becoming a partner with Visit Seattle and using the benefits that are offered to Partners, we have seen our whole business model change. Getting access to event planners and being able to reach out to hotel guests that are traveling with children, has helped grow our on-call services and our team of nannies.”Rebekah Rivisto, Business Development Director, On Call Nanny
“As then Catering Sales Manager with The Resort at Port Ludlow, I attended a Partnership 101 in 2012 which was my first event with Visit Seattle and made a valuable connection at this networking event. I struck up a conversation with Nancy Fortner, co-owner of SweetLife Farms on Bainbridge Island. At the time, we were looking for locally made guest room amenities and were not finding anything that was right for us or our guests. After bringing back information on what Nancy and Bob are doing on their farm, our General Manager visited them on Bainbridge Island and experimented with ingredients for an amenity program. We now feature SweetLife Farms’ handmade soaps, lotions and bath salts in our Inn’s guest rooms and retail outlet.”Susan Windle, Senior Sales Manager, The Inn at Port Ludlow