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, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, cruise terminals, and recreational marinas.
The match fund program offers funds to organizations whose selected proposed projects meet specific requirements. $50,000 of the Port of Seattle funding must be identified specifically to assist organizations in the development and growth of culture, eco/sustainable, and/or adventure/nature tourism. 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 to the Washington state destination.
- The program requires a two to one match. In order to receive two dollars from the Port, for example, the awardee must submit documentation for a one dollar contribution to the effort.
The Program will be open to applications toward the end of 2018 for the 2019 calendar year.
Watch videos of past Tourism Marketing Support Program Awardees: