As Washington prepares for a summer of visitors, the Crosscut news desk is exploring the economic and cultural effects of tourism in the Evergreen state.
As visitors flock back to Washington, Crosscut is exploring the reasoning and potential impacts of state tourism recovery efforts.
A non-Native artist claims to have designed and carved the 50-foot cedar poles, intending to honor Seattle's history. But it's the wrong history, Native leaders say.
A new state initiative aims to help rural areas develop their tourism programs, while addressing both potential profits and pitfalls.
Over the past two months, photographer Amanda Snyder documented Seattle's most sacred visitor hotspots.
Armed with a $9 million budget, the state is eager to respond to pent-up travel demand nationwide.
As hotel occupancy rates climb slowly toward pre-pandemic levels, the city hopes the added marketing revenue will aid tourism recovery.
While limiting passenger numbers to about three-fourths capacity, the Port of Seattle expects to see 1.26 million visitors this year.