2nd Annual Summit is Tomorrow!

Register Now!
Online Registration will close at 4pm on April 4. There will be onsite registration available.

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

Agenda:

7:00 am Check-in, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 am Welcome from WTA President Kevin Clark
8:45 am Welcome Port Commissioner John Creighton
9:00 am WTA 2011 Activities, Executive Director Suzanne Fletcher
10:00 am Coffee Break & Networking
10:30 am WTA Marketing Vision
11:00 am WTA Long Term Funding
11:30 am Keynote Speaker: Roger Dow, President and CEO, US Travel Association
12:30 pm Buffet Lunch & Networking
1:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Caroline Beteta, President and CEO, Visit California; Vice Chair, Brand USA
2:30 pm Wrap up, Q&A


Registration as of March 30:
$95 WTA members
$120 non-members

A special thank you to PSAV for our Audio Visual Service at the Summit!

Follow the event on Twitter: #WTASummit
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Opening Reception – SOLD OUT!

Shuttle Express
 will provide transportation between the Hilton and Museum of Flight. Pick up at the Hilton to the reception will be at 5:40 pm and 6:00 pm. Return trips will be at 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Please RSVP to info@watourismalliance.com if you wish to use the shuttle.

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 – SOLD OUT! Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Thank you to our Reception sponsors: Squaxin Island Tourism, Suquamish Clearwater Resort & Casino, Tulalip Resort Casino Spa and Northwest Tribal Tourism.

**We are unable to provide refunds after 5:00 pm March 31, 2012.

Only 9 days left for early bird pricing – Register for the Summit now!

There are only 9 days left for early pricing – for both members and non-members!

Click here to register now!

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.

 

Press Release – 3.8.12

STATE TOURISM SUMMIT ANNOUNCED

Washington Tourism Alliance Convenes Industry to Discuss the Future of State Tourism Marketing

SEATTLE– The Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) will host its second, statewide Tourism Summit in Seattle on April 5 to present its accomplishments and to engage the tourism industry in its future direction. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to register for the summit.

One year after Governor Gregoire’s announcement that the state tourism office would close, the WTA will convene tourism professionals from all corners of the state. Attendees will represent destination marketing organizations, hotels, visitor attractions, tour and transportation companies, restaurants, retail establishments, meeting venues and other private and public sector organizations. Continue reading “Press Release – 3.8.12”

Press Release – 3.11.11

Tourism Industry Establishes New Tourism
Marketing Organization for Washington State

State Tourism Summit Planned for
March 31 to Chart New Course

 

Olympia, WASH. – The impending closure of the Washington State Tourism office by the end of the current biennium has brought tourism industry stakeholders together to create a new, statewide destination marketing organization called the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA). Continue reading “Press Release – 3.11.11”