Visit Tri-Cities 53rd Annual Meeting Tri-Cities Tourism: The Future is Bright


October 4, 2022

Contact: Karisa Saywers, Director of Marketing, (509) 735-8486 ext. 212

Visit Tri-Cities 53rd Annual Meeting
Tri-Cities Tourism: The Future is Bright

Tri-Cities, Wash. –
Join the Visit Tri-Cities team for the Visit Tri-Cities 53rd Annual Meeting, Tri-Cities Tourism: The Future is Bright!, taking place Tuesday, November 1, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

“We’re looking forward to bringing together the local tourism industry and community at our first in-person Annual Meeting in three years,” said Kim Shugart, Senior Vice President of Visit Tri-Cities. “We’re excited to share everything the Visit Tri-Cities team has accomplished as well as a sneak peek into the industry’s bright future.”

The Annual Meeting will demonstrate the importance of tourism in the Tri-Cities region with a dynamic presentation featuring speaker, Charles Cunningham. In his keynote Tourism Trends and the Post-Pandemic Traveler, Charles will share emerging travel trends and how businesses can navigate the new tourism landscape. Charles is the director of growth at Sparkloft Media, a social media-focused creative agency that specializes in the tourism industry and is known for his work with brands like Disney, Brand USA, Travel Oregon, Visit Seattle and Delta Air Lines.

The 53rd Annual Meeting is sponsored by Washington Protection River Solutions (WRPS) and will feature the state of the tourism industry report as well as the presentation of the 2022 Kris Watkins Tourism Champion and Excellence in Service Award winners.

The cost of the luncheon is $25. Advance purchase of tickets is required. Take advantage of reserved seating by purchasing a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased online. More information about the event is available at


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