Seattle Southside Travel Professional


Seattle, Washington is a bucket-list destination for many people around the world. In Seattle Southside, you can experience the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, excellent shopping, recreation, entertainment, and have easy access to downtown Seattle without the crowds and hassle. It’s everything you’ve been dreaming about and more.

In this course, you’ll get all the tools you need to create an incredible travel experience for the Pacific Northwest. We’ll also show you how to increase your trip value perception without having to lift a finger.

Travel professionals who complete the course will receive a verified Certificate of Completion as well as a fantastic gift from Seattle Southside. In addition, certified travel professionals will be invited to join the next familiarization tour of Seattle Southside. The Pacific Northwest is calling, so let’s get started.

Seattle Southside Essentials

6 minutes
If you haven't been to Seattle Southside recently, you don't know what you're missing! From the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, to Seattle Chocolate, to the MaST Center Aquarium, you'd be amazed what you can discover in Seattle's Backyard.
Meet Your Instructor
3 minutes
Make a personal connection and get started with the official Travel Planner.
Quick Quiz: Special Savings for Travelers
2 questions
Getting Here
2 minutes

Countless options by air, sea, land and rail to get to Seattle Southside. Take a look...

Live Like a Local in Our Communities

A Community for Every Interest
3 minutes

Seattle Southside is made up of three distinct communities that cater to many different interests; together, they make the region special and unique. In this lesson, I'll introduce you to each.

Where to Stay – Lodging Options
2 minutes

From lodging and food, to entertainment and souvenirs, trip expenses can really start to add up. Fortunately, Seattle Southside offers more than 50 hotels which are priced 20 to 30 percent less than nearby downtown Seattle hotels. 

Here's how to find these great options!

Food Paradise – Hundreds of Amazing Dining Options
4 minutes

Whether you’re in search of a restaurant near you, seafood restaurants, quaint café, Indian restaurants, family-friendly restaurants, Italian restaurants or fine dining, you’ll find Seattle Southside ready to serve.

Seattle Southside is known for its booming international dining scene. Let's get a taste together.

Activities & Attractions – Excitement for Every Interest
4 Minutes

Seattle Southside offers limitless fun, all year round. Here's how to find the best options for your visitors.

3 minutes

There’s always something happening in Seattle’s Backyard. Review the calendar of events to find things to do in SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. Click on a day and see what kind of fun you can get yourself into. (Note: Dates and details are subject to change.) 

Quick Quiz: Do You Know the Seattle Southside Community?
3 questions

Resources for Travel Professionals

5 minutes
Sample Itineraries for Groups
2 minutes

Amazing itinerary ideas for groups of all sizes.

Take a Day, Take a Trip. Hub & Spoke Ideas.
5 minutes
Travel Planner Toolkit
2 minutes

Services and tools for travel trade professionals.

The Recap

Connect With Us
2 minutes

Confused on distances or need some help getting your bearings? We love talking about all things Seattle Southside and can offer suggestions for your trip, insider tips, and information about the surrounding area. 

Everything You Need is Right Here
2 minutes

Key advantages to visiting Seattle Southside.

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The course starts now and access to the content never ends! The curriculum is recorded and made available for self-paced learning when you need it most. You should be able to complete the course in under 50 minutes - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Yes. The Tourism Academy platform is designed to automatically recognize that you have passed the course and certify that completion with a certificate noting such. This certificate will appear in your user profile under the "My Certificates" tab and is available for you to print or save as a PDF. Be sure to hold on to these so that you can get full credit toward your professional requirements, credential, accreditation or other learning needs.
Once you've enrolled, you'll be able to communicate directly with your course instructors. You'll be provided with a number of options to stay in touch with your instructor both during and after you've completed the course.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If, after you have completed the full course, you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. It is a free course, so the refund won't be complicated.
There is no fee as long as you are recognized as a professional travel planner by The Tourism Academy.
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Enrolled: 11 students
Duration: 43 minutes
Lectures: 14
Video: 10 minutes
Level: Beginner

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