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2012 VISITOR IMPACT TO SEATTLE AND KING COUNTY

Visitor Impact

 

 
Seattle-King Co.     Washington State
Visitor Volume    
Total Overnight Visitors 10.2 Million  36.4 Million
Source: Dean Runyan Associates for Visit Seattle
Visitor Expenditures    
Food Service $1.5 Billion
Lodging $1.2 Billion
Retail Sales $591 Million
Local Transportation and Gas $710 Million
Arts/Recreation/Entertainment $593 Million
Visitor Air Transportation $1.3 Billion
 
Total Visitor Expenditures $5.9 Billion $16.9 Billion  
Source: Dean Runyan Associates for Visit Seattle
Tourism Industry Employment    
Total direct earnings from travel spending $2.5 Billion $4.7 Billion
Source: Dean Runyan Associates for Visit Seattle
State/Local Taxes Paid by Visitors
   
Lodging Taxes $94 Million
Passenger Facility Charge

State/County Auto Rental
$23 Million

$41 Million
State Gas
$15 Million
B&O
$22 Million
Local Sales
$96 Million
State Sales
$188 Million

Total State/Local Taxes Paid by Visitors

$479 Million

$1 Billion
Source: Dean Runyan Associates for Visit Seattle