Seattle and Washington State partners prioritise World Travel Market

Posted October 26th 2016 in Latest News, News and Updates,


Port of Seattle, Visit Seattle and other Washington partners are determined to share the energy, excitement and opportunities in their State with the world at WTM 2016.

A team of seven will showcase the astonishing variety and quality of product on offer in Washington.

Ron Peck and Patti Denny, Director and Manager of Tourism Development are representing Port of Seattle, owners and managers of Sea-Tac Airport, Bell Street and Smith’s Cover Cruise Terminals, four marinas and 60 acres of parks.

John Boesche, Director of Tourism at Visit Seattle will enthuse about the City’s unique blend of urban culture, scintillating variety, combined with natural beauty, indoor and outdoor experiences.

Leslie Womack, Director of Sales at the Mayflower Park Hotel, can convey the elegance and charm of this historic 90 year old building, newly renovated in the heart of Seattle, adjacent to Westlake shopping and with very easy light rail access. The Mayflower Park has crystal chandeliers, gleaming brass, fresh flowers together with all the comforts of a 21st century hotel making it ‘Quite Simply One of a Kind’.

Meagan McGuire, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, represents the communities close to Seattle Airport which includes very easy access to downtown Seattle by light rail.  Westfield Southcenter shopping, the Museum of Flight with NASA’s full fuselage space trainer, and excellent urban wine tasting venues nearby make Southside a great base.

Annette Pitts, Executive Director of Cascade Loop Scenic Byway will showcase this epic easily-accessed road trip including sweeping mountain views, dramatic waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, alpine lakes, lush evergreen forest, coastal seascapes and abundant wildlife such as deer, elk, black bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, whales, seals, porpoises and multitudinous birdlife.

Andi Day is Executive Director at Long Beach Peninsula Visitors’ Bureau, a beach of 28 miles (ten miles longer than England’s Chesil Beach and magnificent sand, not gravel).  Long Beach WA includes state and wildlife parks, two historic lighthouses, outstanding museums for kite-flying and US explorers Lewis & Clark. Enjoy beachcombing, fishing, riding, surfing, kiteflying, wildlife viewing and local oysters.

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