Future Think Tank workshops were held across the four Snohomish County Tourism regions in June 2018.

  • Monday, June 18, 2018: “Skykomish-Snohomish River Valleys”
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018: “Stillaguamish-Sauk River Valleys”
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018: “Basecamp Communities”
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018: “Coastal Communities”

Key themes of the Future Think-Tank Tourism Workshops included:

  • Determination of “future tourism readiness” in Snohomish County and in each of our visitor regions
  • Review of important global, national and local trends influencing tourism
  • Identification of the key “drivers” shaping the future of tourism in our area
  • Formation of four plausible scenarios for the future of Snohomish County tourism
  • Identification of the preferred and expected futures, and their possible implications
  • Potential action steps

These workshops built on work carried out in the 2017 Regional Baseline Assessment Report prepared by Future iQ, an international sustainable tourism development firm introduced at the Summit.

The process, developed by Future iQ, tested assumptions about economic, social, and environmental factors shaping action plans for the Regional Destination Development, Marketing and Promotions initiative of the 2018-2022 Snohomish County Strategic Tourism Plan (STP).

The Future Think Tank Tourism Workshops were held in four areas of the county identified as “visitor regions”. Experiential in nature, these visitor regions represent co-located districts, cities and towns where amenity/service clusters, coastlines and river valleys define the place-based Snohomish County visitor experience.

Snohomish County Regional Destination Project Think Tank report coming soon.

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More Information

For more information, and to engage in further discussion regarding the Snohomish Regional Destination project, please contact:

Annique Bennett, Sustainable Tourism Development Specialist
Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism
6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish, WA 98296
Phone: 425.388.3263