WTA News Report – HB 1123/SB 5251

Here’s the latest news from around the state on HB 1123 and SB 5251, including some editorial endorsements.

Yakima Herald – 3/8/17

Lack of state funding makes it tough for small towns to chase tourism dollars


The Columbian – 2/14/17

“In Our View: Let’s Pay to Boost Tourism”


The Everett Herald – 2/13/17

“Editorial: Reopening state tourism office would boost economy”


The Daily World – 2/10/17

“Legislation to promote Washington tourism heard in Olympia”


Vancouver South Washington Business Journal – 2/10/17

“State looks to restore tourism promotion program”


Associated Press – 2/8/17 (Ellensburg Daily Record, Aberdeen News, KOMO TV, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Daily Astorian)

“Lawmakers Push for Statewide Tourism Program”


Stanwood Camano News – 2/8/17

“State may form a Tourism Marketing Alliance”


The Wenatchee World – 2/6/17

“Legislature to consider tourism funding”


The Olympian – 2/1/17

“Tourism Bill May Help Rural Areas”


Chinook Observer – 1/31/17

“Tourism marketing vital for rural success”


Tri City Herald – 2/2/17

“Our Voice: State needs to join rest of nation with statewide tourism promotion effort”


Northwest Life Channel (Wenatchee) – 1/26/17

“State tourism plan could help communities throughout Washington”

State tourism plan could help communities throughout Washington


The Lens – 1/26/18

“Tourism Funding Gains Traction in the House”


Walla Walla Union-Bulletin – 1/24/17

Legislature to consider re-establishing tourism marketing program”


 The Lens – 1/23/17

“Public-Private Pact Eyed for State Tourism”


Yakima Herald – 1/22/17

“Reporter’s Notebook: Three Business-Related Developments to Watch in Olympia”