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Tourism Marketing Support Program

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 fourth 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; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, cruise terminals, and recreational marinas.

The match fund program will offer a 2019 total of $200,000 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.

Watch for the next application opportunity on/about December, 2019!


Link to Port press release about the Marketing Support Program

View videos of past Tourism Marketing Support Program Awardees

  Link to YouTube video of 2018 Marketing Support Awardee
Link to Wintergrass Music Festival video Link to Walla Walla Tourism video
Link to 2017 recipient Long Beach Tourism video Link to 2017 program recipient Whidbey Island
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