Mar. 16, 2012

Win A Beach House For A Year Sweepstakes!

This past week has been truly an incredible time for all of us here at the beach! The excitement began on Tuesday, March 13 with Seabrook's appearance on King 5's New Day Northwest. It was such an honor to share the Seabrook story with New Day's loyal watchers and to announce our Win A Beach House for a Year Sweepstakes! Since Tuesday, we have been absolutely astounded by the response to the contest. In fact, our contest website was literally overwhelmed by people who wanted a chance to win a beach home at Seabrook! Fortunately, everything is back up and running smoothly, but we would like to extend an emphatic thank you to everyone who gave us their feedback on the contest web site and helped us get it back up to full speed! Due to the inconveniences resulting from our website's challenges this week, we've decided to postpone this week's 2-night stay giveaway. Instead, we will be giving away TWO 2-night stays next Friday, right here on the Seabrook blog! Seabrook Avenue Streetscape New Urbanism We are so excited to be able to share our town as well as Grays Harbor County with so many new people, but even more so, we are excited to share why this contest is much more than a fun giveaway! Did you know?
  • Tourism is the fourth largest economic sector in Washington State
  • 144,000 people in Washington have tourism-based jobs
  • In 2010, $15.2 Billion was spent by visitors at Washington businesses
Your participation in the contest and learning about the incredible experiences found on and will have a tremendously positive impact on the Grays Harbor economy! If you decided to take a trip as a result of what you learn, you'll have an even greater impact! In fact, in 2010 alone, Tourism in Grays Harbor County had the following impact:
  • Visitors spent $39.2 Million on lodging alone
  • $1.2 Million in County Lodging taxes were collected for reinvestment into promotion of Grays Harbor Tourism
  • Greater than 10% of all jobs in Grays Harbor County are tourism based
The Power Of Travel Dollars in America USA Tourism has an enormous affect on the quality of life in Washington! With that said, Seabrook and Grays Harbor are committed to making Grays Harbor County a place where visitors and residents alike can experience a sustainable quality of life, through job creation and community development. Our mission with the Beach House for a Year Sweepstakes is to make more people aware of the unforgettable memories one can create while visiting Grays Harbor and Seabrook. Tourism Matters Logo If you're interested in learning more about this important piece of our economy, Seabrook and Grays Harbor Tourism are both committed supporters of the Washington Tourism Alliance and the Tourism Matters campaign (created by the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau). Both organizations are great resources! You can also find a wealth of information on the statewide impact of tourism in Washington State found on the Why Tourism Matters web site! Let us know your thoughts on this aspect of our contest and we sincerely thank you for participating! See you all at the beach very soon!
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