Credit: Experience Olympia and Beyond.
– Editor’s Note:
An amazing growth figure for Thurston County making the news is a win-win with tourism spending affecting our businesses and jurisdictions here. Much of the credit goes to the new rebranding and marketing by the Olympia Visitors and Convention Bureau, now highlighting the rural towns and sites of Thurston County as Experience Olympia & Beyond. CEO Shauna Stewart and her fine team contributed to this achievement and deserve our accolades for this laudable accomplishment!
– “Thurston County Celebrates Record-Breaking Tourism Growth”
“Experience Olympia & Beyond, Thurston County’s official “destination marketing organization,” is celebrating record-breaking tourism growth for 2017.
According to a recent study by Dean Runyan & Associates, visitor spending in the county increased by 15.6 percent in the past year. Visitor spending in Washington state during that time grew just 7 percent,” by South Sound business.