Tourism Going Strong in Bellevue | Bellevue Reporter
By Brandon Macz, Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer
Tourism is up in the city, and Visit Bellevue is looking at increased revenues and tax benefits as a boon for city residents that will continue to grow with development.
The city's destination promoter, Visit Bellevue provided City Council this month with data pointing out major gains in tourism activity in 2013 over the prior year. That includes 1.4 million visitors, up 4.4 percent, and $716 million in direct visitor spending, up 3.5 percent.
For David Yusen, chairman for Visit Bellevue's advisory committee, the city has reached "critical mass," and the time is now to spend a little more time and money to better promote its assets.