2011 Media Hits





The News Tribune
“Holiday escapes: Enjoy Thanksgiving while enjoying the outdoors” article by Jeff Mayor with a link included to VisitRainier.com.


Enumclaw Courier Herald
Mary Kay Nelson was interviewed for a special insert, “The Road to Rainier.” Visit Rainier was featured in a half page article on its efforts to drive tourism.

The Olympian/The News Tribune
Assisted Jeff Mayor with a “Falling for a Deal” article that featured Visit Rainier’s last minute lodging specials.

The Seattle Times 
“Mt. Rainier Going into Fall Operating Schedule” mentions Visit Rainier website for lodging information around the park, and links to our website.

Experience Washington Facebook and Twitter Pages
Supplied Facebook and Twitter posts to David Blandford with the Seattle CVB for the Experience Washington Facebook page.

Enumclaw Courier Herald
“VisitRainier revving the economic engine.” Interview with Mary Kay Nelson and article on economic impact of tourism industry.

The TODAY show 
Assisted Anne Taylor with HipTravelMama.com on her travel segment with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda, for the TODAY show. Visit Rainier supplied Broll and talking points, as well as coordinated with Crystal Mountain and MRNP to supply additional Broll and information. Segment titled: Great Getaways from the Emerald City.


South Sound Magazine
“Getaway at the Gateway” featured a girlfriends’ getaway to Enumclaw. Written by Heather Larson, a freelance writer from the Travel and Words Seminar. Visit Rainier arranged for site visits.


Where Seattle
Discover Rainier Photo and caption with link to VisitRainier.com.

Enumclaw Patch
Sunrise Interpretive Displays article created straight from Visit Rainier press release.

The Everett Herald
“Hikes to Try Before the End of Summer” article featured hikes and information from Visit Rainier lowland hikes press release information.

South Sound Magazine
“On the Trail” article by Lisa Lawrence includes link to VisitRainier.com featuring the Mt. Rainier National Park Wildflower Guide.


Reader’s Digest Scenic Drives
Assisted with fact checking and updating for newest edition.

EveryDay with Rachel Ray
Travel Shortlist Section: “A perfect day at Mount Rainier” is featured with hikes, the National Park Inn as a place to eat and stay, and Wellspring Spa is mentioned as a place to stay. Fact-checking provided by Visit Rainier.


KACS 90.5-Christian Radio
Used Visit Rainier’s Sunrise Interpretive Displays press release for their community calendar information.

Seattle Travel Examiner
Used Visit Rainier press release for Chinook Pass opening and Sunrise Interpretive Displays story.

Seattle Times
Used Visit Rainier press release for mention about Sunrise interpretive displays.

Enumclaw Patch
Used Visit Rainier press release nearly verbatim on Chinook Pass opening.

Featured Sunrise interpretive display information from Visit Rainier press release.

Mount Rainier National Park opens for Summer Activities. Quote by Mary Kay Nelson.

Seattle’s Child Magazine
Visit Rainier supplied Sunrise Display and Junior Ranger photos and information for the magazine’s July edition.


The Examiner.com
By Sue Frause. Who Says a mountain can’t have a mattress sale? Link to VisitRainier.com.

The Eatonville Dispatch
Mount Rainier Shuttles may get bigger role. Interview with Mary Kay Nelson.


The Chehalis-Centralia Chronicle
Grove of the Patriarchs hiking information. Source link to www.VisitRainier.com.


National Parks Traveler
Visit Rainier provided photos for “The Fire Lookouts of Mt. Rainier National Park” article. Visit Rainier thanked and website was linked in the story.

Enumclaw Courier-Herald
Visit Rainier Boosts Local Tourism article published.

The Chehalis-Centralia Chronicle
Slip Sliding Away – Area info on White Pass, with link to VisitRainier.com for area lodging information.

The Eatonville Dispatch
We Must Create a New Future for Tourism; article submitted by Mary Kay Nelson.