The mission of Visit Kitsap Peninsulas to create positive economic growth and development on the Kitsap Peninsula by effectively marketing the area as a world-class visitor destination."
(VKP) is a 501c6 non-profit economic development agency founded
in 1983 and is recognized as the official visitor/traveler information
organization for the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. Visitor
Information and administrative offices are located in Silverdale, WA.
THE BENEFITS OF PROMOTING & SUPPORTING TOURISM
It's clean, green and doesn't put any additional burdens on existing social and government services:
It supports small businesses which generate 80% of all new jobs.
It helps promote our quality of life.
It is and can generate millions of dollars in local sales and tax revenues and create and sustain thousands of jobs year round.
PROMOTING THE KITSAP PENINSULA REGION & YOUR BUSINESS
The KPVCB website averages approximately 50-75,000 visitors a month. In June, we hit a record of 92,000 visitors, a large percentage are for the Puget Sound and Washington State market areas. We are currently running advertisements in Seattle Magazine and NW Outdoor sent to 100,000 subscribers in Seattle-Portland markets.
Our popular KPVCB eNewsletter is distributed to nearly 24,000 online subscribers each month and has promoted hundreds of local events, businesses, organizations and attractions throughout the Kitsap Peninsula at little or no cost.
In addition, KPVCB and its Board of Directors is working closely with community partners including local Chambers of Commerce, Kitsap County, our Port districts, Kitsap Public Facilities District, city governments, and public and private community and business leaders. We all have a stake in ensuring that the Kitsap Peninsula is promoted to everyone's advantage and benefit.
The Kitsap Peninsula initiated a new branding campaign in 2009 and is currently aggressively marketing the "Kitsap Peninsula...the Natural Side of Puget Sound (TM) brand in local and regional print and online media. For information about our excellent press coverage, please visit ourPress Room.