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State of Washington Tourism Conference & Responsible Outdoor Travel Summit

The 2023 State of Washington Tourism Conference held in the Yakima Valley has concluded. A huge thanks to everyone who attended and participated!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2024 conference, which will be held Oct. 7-9 in Vancouver, WA. Don’t miss this chance to connect with colleagues from across the state, hear from industry leaders, learn from experts during panel discussions, recognize industry excellence with awards, and more.

Tourism Industry Awards

These awards are an excellent opportunity to celebrate the innovation and perseverance of your peers in the Washington tourism industry. Winners will be announced at the tourism conference.

Outstanding Marketing Program Award 

Nominated marketing programs, projects, or campaigns must be a component of the organization’s overall marketing program. Successful nominations detail the primary program elements and successful quantitative or qualitative outcomes, including but not limited to a notable increase in user engagement, website visitation, overnight stays, visitor spending, or tax revenue. 

Destination Stewardship Award 

Recognizes an individual, business, or nonprofit organization that effectively promotes environmental awareness, institutes regenerative travel, or espouses community values and well-being in the State of Washington. 

Rising Star in Tourism Award 

Presented to a new industry professional or volunteer who has made outstanding contributions to the tourism efforts of a business, nonprofit organization, community, or tourism business segment. Nominees must have tenures in tourism of less than five years and be currently employed in the State of Washington’s tourism industry. Self-nominations are not accepted. 

Tourism Hall of Leadership Induction 

The Tourism Hall of Leadership recognizes individual tourism professionals or volunteers who have made significant, positive, and long-lasting contributions to the industry in Washington State. Inductees must be nominated by a member of the tourism industry within the state. Induction may be considered for active industry members, retired members, or be made posthumously. Generally, up to three inductions are considered each year. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Highlight your company’s offerings in front of tourism professionals from around the State of Washington by sponsoring the conference. Sponsorship opportunities include conference registration and recognition. 

Contact Mike Moe at mike@stateofwatourism.com to secure your sponsor opportunity or to discuss custom sponsorships.

View Sponsorship Packet