Washington State out of the shadows

Washington State has a new logo designed to draw attention to Seattle’s qualities as a vibrant city and the Pacific Northwest region’s appeal to international travellers.

Seattle and Washington

The logo (pictured) depicts Space Needle, representing Seattle, one of the U.S fastest-growing cities; the sea, with its cruises to Alaska, Pacific coastal islands, whale watching and beauty; its wineries, which illustrates a state at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement; and mountains and hiking opportunities.

A range of resources has also been developed for use by the travel industry, including a new Visitors Guide, an abbreviated version for the international market, an image library for the industry and eight- and 12-day sample itineraries.

Seattle is served by multiple daily flights from the UK including a non-stop service from British Airways and Delta Air Lines and a one-stop service from Icelandair.


Great Lakes adds partners

Great Lakes USA has added two new ‘preferred partners’: Traverse City, Michigan and Great River Country, Illinois.

Great Lakes

The Great Lakes consortium promotes international tourism to an area that includes the member states of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Under the preferred partner programme destinations and attractions within each member state can be part of the international tourism effort.

Duluth, Minnesota, and the Mall of America, Minnesota, are also recent new preferred partners.

“By securing these committed partners we can increase our sales/marketing efforts and become even more successful at driving international travel to Great Lakes USA,” commented Toby McCarrick, Executive Director of Great Lakes USA.