Vancouver USA Package | Bidding for Good Auction Now Open

Vancouver USA | Washington Tourism Alliance | Bidding for Good

Bidding is now open on the Vancouver USA | Washington Tourism Alliance| Bidding for Good Auction.

This three day, two night package for two includes:

  • Accommodation at the Heathman Lodge
  • Evening Appetizers and Wine at Hudson’s Bar & Grill
  • Brunch at Hudson’s Bar & Grill
  • An All-day Evergreen Escape’s guided tour of Mt. St. Helens National Monument (including spelunking Ape Cave, “On Safari” lunch, wine and refreshments)
  • Dinner at The Grant House
  • Admission to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Total value for this package is estimated at $925.00

This auction will run through June 26, 2012, with proceeds going to Washington Tourism Alliance and its mission to advocate, promote, develop, and sustain the economic well-being of the Washington Tourism Industry. Click here to bid

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”

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 . Continue reading “Executive Director Update – 2.10.12”

Pow Wow Deadline Extended


Interested in attending the U.S. Travel Association’s Pow-Wow? WTA is seeking major state attractions and destinations/regions to partner in a cooperative booth at this international trade show occurring April 21-25, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Pow Wow is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of Visit USA travel – it is NOT a typical trade show. In just three days of intensive pre-scheduled business appointments, more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from every region of the USA, and close to 1,200 International and Domestic Buyers from more than 70 countries, conduct business negotiations that result in the generation of over $3.5 billion in future travel to the USA. At Pow Wow, buyers and sellers are able to conduct business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips. Click here for more information.

The cost to co-op share in the booth is approximately $3,800, which includes registration, the right to participate in the appointments, plus meals and events associated with the convention. Lodging, air and ground transportation and incidentals are the responsibility of the individual participants.

There is space for three more partners. For information and to commit, please contact me by end of day – December 16 – either by phone (206.660.6520) or email at

Suzanne Fletcher

Executive Director, WTA