Submitted by Experience Olympia & Beyond

Experience Olympia & Beyond, the region’s Visitor & Convention Bureau, announces the Thurston County Tourism Awards. The awards recognize local community members who have gone above and beyond to help champion tourism to Thurston County. Three awards aim to highlight individuals who unite the community, work tirelessly towards achieving a long-term vision and show exceptional hospitality to better the experience for visitors and tourism in Thurston County.

Thurston County Tourism Awards:

Community Unity Award

For those who live out their belief in collaboration and regionalism, working to bring the communities of Thurston County together in the name of tourism.

Tourism Visionary Award

This award honors an individual whose continuous commitment and trail-blazing accomplishments have set the stage for regional tourism.

Excellence in Hospitality Award

All who work in the hospitality business provide an invaluable service to the well-being of our economy. This award honors a hospitality professional who consistently goes out of their way to make visitors feel special.

Anyone can nominate a qualified community member deserving of the spotlight. Nominations are open through Friday, March 23 and can be submitted online at bit.ly/TourismAwards18. The awards are announced at the Annual State of Tourism Meeting from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on May 22 at Great Wolf Lodge.

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