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.
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.
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 2022 were $1,235,589.
Visit Vancouver WA also received $700K from the City of Vancouver’s lodging tax collections to support the growth of tourism in the area. As part of this one-year pilot program, Visit Vancouver WA conducted a Tourism Master Plan with these funds and acted as liaison to the LTAC Grant process.
For more information about funding, tourism impact, and group business, view our 2023 Annual Tourism Report.
Note: The printed 2023 Annual Tourism Report reflected the wrong amount for 2022's total TPA collections; please refer to the digital report or the figure above for the correct number.
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.