Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority closes Visitor Center kiosk at Westfield Southcenter

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA), the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines, announced on Friday the closing of the Seattle Southside Visitor Center kiosk at Westfield Southcenter.

On July 13, the Seattle Southside Board of Directors determined that, due to a reduction in funding, it was necessary to close the Westfield Southcenter branch of the RTA’s Visitor Center, according to a media release.

The closure of the Westfield Southcenter location is effective immediately. The SeaTac Visitor Center, 3100 S. 176th Street, will remain open and continue to service visitors, sell tickets and promote area shopping, dining, attractions and hotels.

“This decision was not made lightly, as it has affected not only the region, but has led to the position eliminations of three valued visitor center concierges,” Maureen Huffman, Seattle Southside RTA board chair said in the media release. “We are working closely with Westfield Southcenter management to determine potential partnerships that could provide visitor information services at a reduced cost.”

Seattle Southside RTA continues to support tourism through advocacy and innovative services such as a newly revamped website with advanced trip planning functionality, marketing excellence and developing the economic strength of the region.


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