About Visit Vancouver WA

Visit Vancouver WA is the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Vancouver and the surrounding Clark County, Washington. The nonprofit competitively markets the region as a place to visit for leisure, a venue for sports events, and a destination for meetings, conventions, and group travel. The organization’s primary mission is to increase visitor spending in the area to support and encourage economic growth and vitality to Vancouver, Washington’s valued local community.

 

Services

The team at Visit Vancouver WA provides a variety of services aimed at promoting Vancouver as a meetings and leisure destination, increasing meeting and convention conversions, assisting meeting and tour planners, providing marketing opportunities for local businesses, and offering visitor assistance.

Funding

Visit Vancouver WA is a non-profit 501 (c) 6 destination management organization funded by a Tourism Promotion Area (TPA). This special assessment charges all hotel guests with a flat $2 per night charge and applies only to room night charges at Clark County hotels with 40 or more rooms. Total TPA collections in 2021 were $1,069,647. 

Visit Vancouver WA also received 15 percent of lodging tax collections from the City of Vancouver to support the growth of tourism in the area, which amounted to $227,845 in 2021. In 2022, in addition to our ongoing support services on behalf of the City, Visit Vancouver WA is participating in a one-year $700K pilot program to produce a Tourism Master Plan and act as liaison to the LTAC Grant process.

For more information about funding, tourism impact, and group business, view our 2022 Annual Tourism Report.

Commitment to Equity

Visit Vancouver WA is committed to working with our community to fight systemic racism and injustice.

We have always held diversity as a value and tried to reflect that in the content we produce. But we also realize we can do better. We must do better.

We are heartbroken at the continual injustices experienced by Black and AAPI communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, and People of Color. We realize it is impossible to understand what we do not all experience ourselves, and that listening to those affected is a good place to start. 

We can and will more accurately integrate local underrepresented communities into our daily work. 

Read our full statement here

 

 

 

 

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