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WHAT: 2nd Annual Summit
WHEN: 
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
WHERE: 
Hilton Seattle Airport

Registration fees prior to March 29:

$75 WTA members
$100 non-members

Registration fees starting March 30:
$95 WTA members
$120 non-members

A special thank you to PSAV for our Audio Visual Service at the Summit!
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Extra Opportunity!
Join other summit attendees for networking over appetizers and cocktails, as we see old friends and meet new ones to salute the Tourism industry in Washington state.

Shuttle Express will provide transportation between the Hilton and Museum of Flight.

WHAT: Summit Opening Reception
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Museum of Flight

Cost: $15.00 per person

Thank you to our Reception sponsors: Squaxin Island Tourism, Port Madison Enterprises (Suquamish Tribe), Tulalip Resort Casino Spa and Northwest Tribal Tourism.

 

Executive Director Update – 3.12.12

Washington Tourism Alliance Executive Director

Executive Director Update

March 12, 2012

March is a special month for the WTA, as it marks the WTA’s first birthday! Last year around this time, the first Summit was held as a call to action, and some were unsure there would be a second. Not only are we here, but we are getting stronger every day! And to celebrate our successful first year, we are going to hold the 2nd Annual WTA Summit on April 5. This event is so very important to the WTA, as it is our celebration of success, our report out of accomplishments, and our road map for the future. Anyone in the tourism industry should want to be a part of this special occasion. We are very excited to have secured Roger Dow, an industry leader and President & CEO, USTA and Caroline Beteta, President & CEO, Visit California as keynote speakers. They will be sharing their view points on tourism from the national level, and how their efforts work in conjunction with the WTA. Continue reading “Executive Director Update – 3.12.12”

Press Release – 2.22.12

MODEST STATE TOURISM GROWTH TIED TO RISE IN FUEL, HOTEL PRICES 

SEATTLE – Preliminary tourism industry statistics released today by the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) indicate a modest rise in 2011 Washington State visitor volume, expenditures, tax contributions and tourism industry employment and earnings, in line with national travel and tourism economic recovery. However, the WTA cautioned that the Washington State’s tourism and travel industry is still not performing at the level prior to the recession and is dramatically out-spent by competing state tourism marketing budgets. Continue reading “Press Release – 2.22.12”

Executive Director Update – 2.10.12

Washington Tourism Alliance Executive Director

Executive Director Update

February 10, 2012

I always want to start out by saying “it’s been a busy few weeks,” but they are all busy and productive weeks at the WTA! There is so much progression in committees, increased press, and public speaking opportunities. The list just goes on and on… But I would be remiss if I didn’t start out every newsletter with one comment… THE VOLUNTEERS… AMAZING DEDICATION AND AMAZING PEOPLE! We can’t thank you enough.

I need to begin by introducing the new face in town! We are very excited to announce that Brianna Mark is joining our team and will be a very familiar voice and face to the WTA. Brianna comes to us with years of DMO and meeting and events experience. She hasn’t had much down time since she started, but I do hope you take a minute and say hello and introduce yourself through email or in person, she can be contacted at bmark@watourismalliance.com . Continue reading “Executive Director Update – 2.10.12”

Save the Date! April 5, 2012

April 5, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Sea-Tac Hilton and Conference Center.

A complete agenda will be coming soon, however we are thrilled to announce Roger Dow, CEO of USTA as one of our keynote speakers.

We have reserved a block of rooms for April 3, 2012 – April 6, 2012. The special room rate will be available until March 23rd or until the group-block is sold out, whichever comes first.

To reserve a room at the special WTA rate, please click here: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

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