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2013 VISITOR IMPACT TO SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY

Visitor Impact

Visitor Volume Seattle-King Co.     Washington State
Total Overnight Visitors
Day Visitors
Total Day and Overnight Visitors
18.6 Million
17.2 Million
35.8 Million
 37.2 Million

 
Domestic Visitors (92%)
International Visitors (includes Canada) (8%)
Overseas Visitors
33 Million
2.8 Million
539,000 (+5.7%)
   
Purpose of Trip    
Leisure
Business
87%
13%
 
Visitor Expenditures    
Domestic Expenditures (84%)
Lodging
Food and Beverage
Retail
Recreation
Transportation Local
Visitor Air Transportation

International Expenditures (16%)

$1.3 Billion
$1.2 Billion
$735 Million
$553 Million
$544 Million
$703 Million

$964 Million (+9%)
Total Visitor Expenditures
Total Overnight Visitor Expenditures
Total Economic Impact (direct, indirect, induced)
$6.0 Billion (+6.9%)
$4.2 Billlion (+7.1%)
$8.2 Billion
$17.4 Billion (+2.4)

 
Tourism Industry Employment
Total Direct Employment
Total direct earnings from travel spending
1 in 24 jobs in the county (or 4.2%)
68,000 Jobs
$1.9 Billion (direct)
154,500 Jobs (+1.6%)
$5 Billion (+3.9%)
Taxes Paid by Visitors      
State/Local Taxes Paid by Visitors
Total State/Local/Federal Taxes Paid by Visitors
These taxes offset household burden by $1,000/year
$597 Million (+8.1%)
$884 Million
 
1.1 Billion (+4.3%)

 
     
-Seattle/King County Source:
Tourism Economics for Visit Seattle

-Washington State Source:
Dean Runyun Associates for the Washington State Tourism Alliance