Seattle & King County 2024 Data Symposium

June 5, 2024

A composite of ten black & white headshots of the speakers for Visit Seattle's 2024 Data Symposium

2024 EVENT PROGRAM

Welcome
Tammy Canavan; Visit Seattle President & CEO

2023 Visitor Volume and Economic Impact
Diana Chen; Director of Research, Visit Seattle

Macroeconomic Overview and Tourism Outlook
Zeek Coleman; Vice President, Americas, Tousim Economics

State of Downtowns
Adam Chapman; Managing Director, JLL

Leisure Travel Trends
Darek Blasey; Area Manager, Expedia

Airport Statistics and Forecast
Ian Sharma; Manager, Air Service Development, SEA Airport

International and Domestic Leisure Sales
Liz Johnson; Director, Tourism Development, Visit Seattle

Cruise Travel Trends
Sally Andrews; Vice President, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs, North America, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Hotel Outlook and Forecast
Peter Andersen; Senior Director, Convention Strategy, Visit Seattle

Meetings/Conventions Sales Outlook and Forecast
Kelly Saling; SVP/CSO, Visit Seattle

2024 Data Symposium Survey

In our continuing efforts to improve our program, please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey.
All registered survey participants will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Eighth Generation.

Please take a quick survey

Slide Decks

2023 VISITOR VOLUME AND ECONOMIC IMPACT

Diana Chen

Director of Research, Visit Seattle

MACROECONOMIC OVERVIEW AND TOURISM OUTLOOK

Zeek Coleman

Vice President, Americas, Tousim Economics

STATE OF DOWNTOWNS

Adam Chapman

Managing Director, JLL

LEISURE TRAVEL TRENDS

Darek Blasey

Area Manager, Expedia

AIRPORT STATISTICS AND FORECAST

Ian Sharma

Manager, Air Service Development, SEA Airport

INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC LEISURE SALES

Liz Johnson

Director, Tourism Development, Visit Seattle

CRUISE TRAVEL TRENDS

Sally Andrews

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

HOTEL OUTLOOK AND FORECAST

Peter Andersen

Senior Director, Convention Strategy, Visit Seattle

MEETINGS/CONVENTIONS SALES OUTLOOK AND FORECAST

Kelly Saling

SVP/CSO, Visit Seattle

PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

Please keep these opportunities in mind as you are planning ahead and budgeting for the rest of 2024 and into 2025.

Convention Sales & Services:

Trade Shows & Sales Missions
Contact: Ligaya Peterson

  • PCMA Convening Leaders
  • MIC
  • Meet NY
  • MPI ACE
  • ASAE
  • IMEX
  • DC Mission
  • Holiday Showcase
  • IAEE Expo! Expo!
  • Sales Calls
  • Events for local accounts

Marketing:

Official Visitors’ Guide & Walking Map
Contact: Carol Cummins, SagaCity Media

International Tourism Missions & IPW
Contact: Liz Johnson

STIA Hotel Programing Opportunities
Contact: Jacky Danyluk

  • Refract
  • Cloudbreak
  • Holidays
  • Seattle Museum Month (2025)

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