SWT Membership Program

The SWT Membership Program resumes in 2023. Members enjoy exclusive access to data and co-op marketing opportunities as well as discounts on advertising in SWT digital properties and publications. Members also support the statewide tourism industry.

Note: For Destination Marketing Organizations and community/regional associations such as chambers, port districts, economic development organizations and related entities, please see our Partnership Program page.

About SWT Membership

Membership dues were suspended in 2020 to assist the state tourism industry in pandemic recovery. With implementation of the new Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act, which took effect in January 2022, 501(c)6 organizations are now required to maintain active membership programs with paid dues.

The following membership levels and corresponding dues and benefits are available beginning in January for the 2023 calendar year. These are voluntary, rather than assessed, to reflect the unique public-private funding mechanism created in 2018 by the industry and Washington Legislature and signed by Governor Inslee.

After selecting a membership level, scroll down to complete and submit the membership form. SWT will follow up with an invoice. For questions, please contact mike@stateofwatourism.com.

2023 Membership Classes, Benefits and Dues:

Basic Member: $500

Qualifications: Open to any organization or individual 

Member Benefits:

  • Discounts on web advertising/email marketing
  • Discounts on Visitor Guide advertising
  • Access to co-op opportunities
  • Discount on tourism conference tickets
  • Access to full destination research reports and online data

Industry Accelerator Member: $2,000

Qualifications: Open to any organization or individual

Member Benefits:

  • All basic membership benefits
  • Subsidized rates to travel tradeshows
  • Access to in state discounted advertising rates for selected Washington State publications
  • Recognition and logo inclusion on website as a key supporter of tourism
  • Recognized on screen at annual tourism conference as an annual supporter

Corporate Sponsor: $10,000 +

Qualifications: Corporate or public entity with significant investment in SWT or its programming, generally considered above $10,000

Member Benefits:

Tailored to organization interest and level of investment.