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Tourism Skillshop

The Tourism Skillshop webinar series is one of many educational programs from State of Washington Tourism (SWT). The Tourism Skillshop launched in April 2022 and was created to engage with colleagues across the tourism sector and broaden their industry knowledge, skills, and network.

Each webinar highlights a specific issue or skill for tourism professionals to discuss with industry experts. SWT hosts these live webinars on the third or fourth Thursday of every month from 10 – 11 a.m. These webinars are free and open to all tourism stakeholders. The webinars are recorded and shared with registrants as well as made available to view on the SWT YouTube channel.

Upcoming Tourism Skillshops

Sept. 28: How to be a Film-Friendly Destination

The Tourism Skillshop for September will focus on how communities can become film-friendly destinations. Attendees will get a closer look at film and television production in Washington and examine impacts on tourism and economic development. Learn how to attract media industry professionals with incentives, location scouting, and other resources through Washington Filmworks. Become a film liaison and provide local expertise and production support for projects that can boost the local economy and elevate a destination’s profile.

This webinar will feature industry experts with backgrounds in film production and promotion. Hear from Amy Lillard, executive director of Washington Filmworks; Dave Drummond, location manager and scout at Drummond Media; and Laura Hilton, film liaison for Island County and special projects for Embrace Whidbey and Camano Islands.

Contact Matthew Ozuna for inquiries pertaining to the Tourism Skillshop. Sign up for the Industry Update newsletter and follow SWT on LinkedIn to register for upcoming Skillshops. 

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Past Tourism Skillshops

In 2022, SWT hosted eight webinars with a combined 504 registrants. Topics covered everything from familiarization tours to grant writing and website design. The Tourism Skillshop series kicked off with a webinar about familiarization tours. Other topics covered in 2022 were:

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An example of a Skillshop can be viewed below.