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Tourism Tri-Cities



To promote, market and sell the region as a preferred destination to visitors. We will develop incremental visitation by promoting our destination products, programs and activities; the overall economic vitality of our communities and the quality of life for our citizens.


To be an industry leader for destination marketing in the Pacific Northwest; the primary source of visitor information and the lead advocate for visitor industry development in the Tri-Cities region.


Visit TRI-CITIES aggressively promotes tourism to create a diverse economy for the region. Tourism is economic development. In 2016, visitors spent $444.3 million in Benton and Franklin Counties. 
 
In 2017, visitors spent:

  • $170.5 million in dining establishments
  • $80.8 million for overnight accommodations
  • $74.3 million in retail shops
  • $61.2 million on recreational activities

State and local tax revenues in the amount of $54.3 million were also collected, supporting services enjoyed by residents long after the visitor is gone.