Visit Seattle and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority Want Locals to “Do Something”
Visit Seattle and the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) recently announced the launch of a new King County campaign to help accelerate local spending in the tourism industry, which was largely shuttered by COVID-19. The campaign asks that people spend money here in this county before they travel elsewhere. Additionally, it intends to serve historically disadvantaged neighborhoods and promote minority-owned businesses throughout King County. The campaign targets locals and those in the region who find themselves having that urge to “Do Something!” With months of pandemic-related closures threatening small businesses, King County tourism leaders want to make it clear that now is the time to band together to — safely and responsibly — support the local businesses that make the county unique. The new campaign focuses on the people of King County, its bakers, chefs, toy shop owners, winemakers, bookstore owners, barbers and local lodging establishments. They are all waiting to provide their services to locals who have been sheltering in place for months. With Visit Seattle’s new “All Clear King County” Safety Pledge, visitors and residents can feel reassured that companies and service providers are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe as they travel in their nearby communities. “We’re proud to partner with Visit Seattle on a new campaign that gives these businesses a promotional boost. This campaign encourages King County residents and visitors to support local businesses and ‘Do Something’ at their own comfort level and pace. We’re very excited about this collaborative campaign, and we are optimistic that locals and visitors alike will come together to support businesses countywide,” said Katherine Kertzman, president and CEO of the Seattle Southside RTA.