Tourism is the fourth largest industry in Washington State, employing more than 182,700 workers and generating $21.4 billion in annual spending.

Recognizing the importance of tourism to the state’s economy, the state legislature established the Tourism Marketing Authority (TMA) to create a framework for funding a statewide marketing plan using a combination of state and private funds as set forth in RCW 43.384 and for overseeing its execution.

TMA Documents

Meetings and Agendas

2018-19 Meeting Schedule:

Oct. 31, 2018 – Special Board Meeting

The Washington Tourism Marketing Authority (WTMA) will hold a Special Meeting via teleconference at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. A conference line has been set up for any interested members of the public to dial into the conference, which will discuss and potentially approve the contract with the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA). If approved, the contract will be sent to the state contracting office for review and a potential Sole Source Contract.

The dial in information follows:
The call in number for the conference bridge is:  (360) 407-3780
PIN Code:         750991#

Participant Telephone Dial Pad Commands
*0 – Operator Assistance
*6 – Mute/Un-Mute Own Line

Alternately, members of the public may attend a meeting at Commerce’s Seattle office to sit in on the phone call. This meeting will be held at the Westin Exchange, 2001 6th Ave, Suite 2600, Seattle, Washington. This a secure building so please allow extra time to go through Security. You will need proper photo identification and need to tell the officer you are here for the WTMA meeting in Commerce.

Jan. 10, 2019
May 3, 2019

Meetings are held around the state and the location and meeting time will be included in the agenda for that meeting.

Past 2018 TMA Meetings:
Aug. 30, 2018 – Agenda |  Minutes (PDFs)
Sea-Tac Airport, Port of Seattle Conference Center – Beijing Room

Oct. 12, 2018 – Agenda |
Hilton SeaTac Airport, Columbia Room

Tourism Links

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the Tourism Marketing Authority or Washington’s tourism sector, please contact:

Lynn Longan
Phone: (360) 725-2674

Robb Zerr
Phone: (206) 256-6111