Budget cuts decimated Washington’s tourism promotion in recent years. The state’s tourism office was closed in 2011, leaving visitors without one-stop shopping for information on Washington destinations.
Ever since, the Washington Tourism Alliance, an industry-spurred group, has been trying to revive tourism marketing and lure visitors. Its latest effort, announced Wednesday, is a new call center that provides advice and information on Washington destinations and attractions.
The ExperienceWA Call Center is now open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 800-544-1800. Staff can give advice and take orders for the Washington State Visitors’ Guide.
The call center is funded by a grant from the Washington State legislature.