Visit Seattle is a place where everyone is welcome and encouraged to be their authentic selves. We aspire to be as diverse as the city we represent and to honor the unique perspectives of the communities we serve, intertwining them in everything we do. Kindness, respect, and accountability serve as guiding principles for our team at every level. Here, your voice will be heard and opinions respected as we move toward a more inclusive world together.
Our culture is guided by core values that elevate our industry and advance our purpose with integrity:
As a private, nonprofit marketing organization, Visit Seattle’s funding is derived from many sources, including hotel occupancy tax revenue from Seattle-King County visitors, Visit Seattle’s robust partnership program, its marketing programs, government contracts for service and miscellaneous revenue.
As a partnership-based organization, Visit Seattle connects more than 1,000 local businesses, their products and services with the lucrative visitor market. The Visit Seattle Partnership Services team also offers professional development events, orientations and a variety of networking tools throughout the year.
Visit the Partner Services area of this website to learn more about becoming a Visit Seattle partner.
We currently engage in strategic partnerships with the following entities:
The Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA) is a Business Improvement Area (BIA) formed in 2011, in accordance with Washington state law to establish a new leisure tourism marketing fund for Seattle that enables Seattle hoteliers to compete and grow their market share. The STIA is overseen by a ratepayer advisory board and its day to day activities are managed by Visit Seattle.
We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, whose ancestors have lived here and cared for these lands and waters since time immemorial. This acknowledgement does not take the place of authentic relationships with Indigenous communities, but serves as a first step in honoring the land we are on. These communities are still here, and many indigenous people are strong and thriving. We honor the people past and present who belong to this place.
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