In keeping with the Port's Century Agenda Strategic Objectives to "Advance this region as a leading tourism destination and business gateway," Tourism Development's focus is to increase the economic development of the region.
Now in its sixth year, the Tourism Marketing Support Program offers applicants a partnering opportunity to promote their Washington state destination to out-of-state visitors while promoting the use of Port facilities; SEA International Airport, cruise terminals, and recreational marinas.
The match fund program will offer a total of $200,000 in 2021 to organizations whose selected proposed projects meet specific requirements. $50,000 of the Port of Seattle funding has been identified specifically to assist organizations in the development and growth of eco/sustainable, adventure/nature, or environmental impact tourism projects and another $50,000 for equitable promotion of diverse cultural activities, experiences, or attractions.
Local communities, destination marketing organizations, ports, chambers of commerce, tribal organizations and non-profits within Washington state are encouraged to apply.
- The program provides match funding support to each awardee of up to $10,000.
- The Port funds must be used for advertising, publicizing, promoting or distributing information to attract out-of-state visitors, via the use of Port-owned facilities (SEA International Airport, cruise terminals or recreational marinas), to a Washington state destination.
- The program requires a two to one match. In order to receive two dollars from the Port, for example, the participant must submit documentation for a one-dollar contribution to the effort.
Application for the 2021Tourism Marketing Support Program is now closed.
Watch for information, in December 2021, regarding the next application opportunity!
View videos of past Tourism Marketing Support Program Awardees