Tourism Advocacy Center
Washington state tourism is not funded by the state budget.
Washington is the only state in the U.S. not to have public funding source.
Increased tourism promotion helps all Washington business.
For every $1 spent in Washington tourism promotion $25 is returned in new visitor spending. However, this could be significantly more.
In Oregon, for every $1 spent $237 is returned in new visitor spending.
A tourism authority is beneficial to Washington’s citizens and businesses.
Read the latest news and use these resources:
- Most recent update from our team on tourism
- Puget Sound Business Journal Jan. 19: “New tourism legislation aims to put Washington on equal footing with the other 49 states”