May 16, 2016
Contact: Jason Dittmer, Director of Marketing & Communications
PORT OF SEATTLE FUNDS GRANT TO SUPPORT TOURISM
GSBA’s Travel Gay Seattle initiative receives $10,000
SEATTLE, WA - The Port of Seattle announced the recipients of 13 grants to support tourism across Washington. The grants will fund nearly $100,000 in projects, from websites and advertising to booths at tourism fairs. The grants must be matched by the organization and used for publicizing and attracting visitors to their destinations.
“The Port of Seattle is the gateway for the entire state of Washington,” said Commission President John Creighton. “By helping local communities grow tourism, we can boost regional economic development by getting more visitors to spend more dollars in great destinations across our state.”
Travel Gay Seattle’s $10,000 grant will facilitate the development of print and digital travel tools, an iPhone application, and participation in travel expositions and presentations.
By highlighting all of Seattle’s LGBT-friendly attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and retailers, Travel Gay Seattle strives to make the city a top destination for leisure and business travel.
About The Greater Seattle Business Association
Established in 1981, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America, with over 1,100 members. GSBA is widely known throughout the Puget Sound region for its work on business development, connecting community through business, advocacy on both civil rights and business and promoting LGBT tourism through its Travel Gay Seattle initiative. GSBA invests in the next generation of leaders by sponsoring a Scholarship Fund which has given out over $2.7 million in scholarships. For more information, visit www.theGSBA.org.