Travel Tacoma + Pierce County welcomes its newest team member - Rachel Johnson, Sales Manager. Rachel comes to Travel Tacoma with 13 years of sales experience, and tremendous knowledge of the area. Please welcome Rachel as she delves into our evolving Regional Sales Program to drive group business to Pierce County.


A few words from Rachel:


In my first month as the new Regional Sales Manager for Travel Tacoma + Pierce County, I've had the pleasure of meeting many of our Lodging, Tourism and Event Services Partners. It's been exciting to witness first-hand what many visitors experience when they arrive here.  Tacoma and Pierce County is overflowing with hospitality.  From unique meeting space to countless tourism options, Tacoma and Pierce County truly has something for everyone.  And the attitude is definitely welcoming.


Personalization has become a top trend for travelers in 2015. One of my main goals, as the new Regional Sales Manager, is to focus on personalizing the visitor experience by recommending hotels, attractions, and restaurants that appeal to specific groups.  My plan to accomplish this is by researching each group, tailoring their stay with all that our area has to offer, and inspiring them to look outside the box.


As we move forward with the second half of this year, prospecting for new groups is another priority. My goal is to be more targeted when searching for new opportunities and knowledgeable about the variety of options that Tacoma and Pierce County have to offer.   Travel Tacoma + Pierce County Partners will soon see a survey asking for feedback on the top Markets that they serve. This will help me to locate the best potential visitors and entice them to travel here.  

For those of you that I have met, thank you.  Thank you for welcoming me into this community.  For taking the time to show me your businesses and giving me the proper tools to serve as the ultimate Matchmaker to visitors coming to Tacoma and Pierce County. For those of you that I have yet to meet, I look forward to meeting you soon. A beautiful place to live, is a beautiful place to travel.