2015 Media Hits

december

 

Voyage Magazine – December edition
Article:  Discover Seattle
Article is written in Chinese magazine Voyage.  Visit Rainier helped coordinate the Mt. Rainier portion of this story.

Bonney Lake – Sumner Courier Herald- December 5, 2015
Article:  Mt Rainier Offers Free Admission Days in 2016
Article mentions fee-free days and links to Visit Rainier website.

Enumclaw Herald – December 7, 2015
Article:  Free admission days to Mount Rainier announced | National Park Service
Article mentions fee-free days and links to Visit Rainier website.

Covington Maple Valley Reporter – December 10, 2015
Article:  Winter Activities at Mount Rainier
Article mentions winter activities around Mt. Rainier and links to Visit Rainier website.

Seattle Times – December 18, 2015
Article:  Holiday fun at Mount Rainier: skiing, snowshoeing yes; too soon for sliding hill
Article covers all there is to do around Mt. Rainier during the holidays.   Links to Visit Rainier website.

4-Traders (UK) – December 18, 2015
Article:  See the States with a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Article is a result of a coordinated media tour between the Port of Seattle, Visit Rainier and other Destination Marketing Organizations.

Western Mail (UK) – December 19, 2015
Article:  See the States with a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Article is a result of a coordinated media tour between the Port of Seattle, Visit Rainier and other Destination Marketing Organizations.

The Daily Mail (UK) – December 19, 2015
Article:  Why there’s more to Seattle than Starbucks: Glaciers, lakes and rain forests are just a stone’s throw from the Emerald City
Article is a result of a coordinated media tour between the Port of Seattle, Visit Rainier and other Destination Marketing Organizations.

The Short List (UK) – December 23, 2015
Article:  A Guide to the New World Capital of Craft Beer
Article is a result of a coordinated media tour between the Port of Seattle, Visit Rainier and other Destination Marketing Organizations.

Seattle Met Magazine – December 30, 2015
Article:  Winter Weekends 
Article lists things to do in winter around the Puget Sound.  Visit Rainier given photo credit.

Nineteen Different USA TODAY Syndicated Publications – December 30, 2015
Article:  Best of 2015: America’s 50 Most Viwebsited National Parks
Article includes a photo montage and Visit Rainier is given photo credit for the photo of Mt. Rainier.

Solihull News/Birmingham Mail (UK) – December 31, 2015
Article:  See the States with a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Article is a result of a coordinated media tour between the Port of Seattle, Visit Rainier and other Destination Marketing Organizations.

november

Northwest Travel Magazine – November 4, 2015
Article:  Winter Fun at Mt. Rainier
Article features winter activities around Mt. Rainier, links to the Visit Rainier website and gives photo credit.

Travel Weekly – November 5, 2015
Article:  The US:  Root Maps   
Article was written by journalist on the Two-Park Tour hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau and Visit Rainier.

Examiner.com – November 10, 2015
Article:  November Brings Fee Free Day and Thanksgiving at Mt. Rainier
Article was written by a writer on the Two-Park Tour and features things to do around Mt. Rainier during November.  It also links to the Visit Rainier website.

425 Magazine – November 11, 2015
Article:  Experience All the Season Has to Offer 
Article is a result of a Visit Rainier press release and features things to do around Mt. Rainier in winter.  Also links directly to Visit Rainier website.

South Sound Magazine – November 11, 2015
Article:  Experience All the Season Has to Offer 
Article is a result of a Visit Rainier press release and features things to do around Mt. Rainier in winter.  Also links directly to Visit Rainier website.

Enumclaw Courier Herald – November 16, 2015
Article:  Winter Activities at Mt. Rainier
Article features things to do around Mt. Rainier in winter.  Also shares link to Visit Rainier website.

october

Examiner – October 5, 2015
Article:  Mt. Rainier Launches Series 2 of Centennial Geocaches
Article features Visit Rainier’s Centennial Geotour and links to the Visit Rainier website.

The Olympian – October 11, 2015
Article:  Outdoor Briefs:  New Centennial Geocaches Released
Article features Visit Rainier Geotour and links to website.

The News Tribune – October 11, 2015
Article:  Outdoor Briefs:  New Centennial Geocaches Released
Article features Visit Rainier Centennial Geotour and links to website.

The Courier Herald – October 12, 2015
Article:  Go Geocaching with Visit Rainier
Article features Visit Rainier Centennial Geotour and links to website, passport and guidlines.

Link USA  -October 15, 2015
Article:  Mt. Rainier National Park
Article is part of a Japanses guide book.  Gives Visit Rainier photo credit.

Le Monde – October 22, 2015
Article:  Splendeur et démesure dans le Parc National du Mont Rainier
This article appeared in the French newspaper, Le Monde thanks to a partnership between Visit Rainier and Visit Seattle.

USA TODAY 10Best.com – October 30, 2015
Article:  10 of the Most Haunted Trails in the Evergreen State 
Article features story ideas generated from authors relationship with Visit Rainier.  Visit Rainier given photo credit as well.

september

The Tacoma News Tribune – September 10, 2015
Article:  7 Days Out: You Guide to Fun in the South Sound
Article mentions the Mount Rainier Concert Series and links to the Visit Rainier website.

Examiner.com – September 14, 2015
Article:  Wild About Mushrooms:  Enjoying Mushroom Month in Washington
Article was a result of Visit Rainier’s Two-Park Media Tour and mentions Alexander’s Lodge and it’s chef, Troy Reich.

Examiner.com – September 20, 2015
Article:  Historic Paradise Inn Turns 100-Time for a Visit 
Article was a result of Visit Rainier’s Two-Park Media Tour and rovides a link to the Visit Rainier website.

The Weather Channel – September 21, 2015
Article: 10 Best National Parks to Visit in Fall
Article quotes Visit Rainier and links to Fall Color Displays section on the website.

August

Northwest Travel Magazine – August 2015
Article:  Modern Treasure Hunting-Geocaching
Article mentions Visit Rainier Centennial Geotour in a side bar in its printed version, including where to find the tour on the Visit Rainier website.

ParentMap – August 6, 2015
Article: Sweet Icecream Day Trips Around Washington State
Article features Enumclaw and was a result of a pitch from Visit Rainier.

July

AAA Journey – July/August 2015
Article:  Destination Mt Rainier
Article appears in the Next Stop section and mentions places to sleep, eat and activities.  Also links to Visit Rainier website.

Examiner.com – July 1, 2015
Article:  Head to Mt. Rainier for Wildflowers
Article focuses on wildflower season at Mt. Rainier.  It provides multiple links to the Visit Rainier wildflower landing pages.

Maple Valley/Covington Reporter – July 8, 2015
Article:  Visit Rainier Strives to Promote Park
Article is focused on Visit Rainier and its contributions to promoting Mt. Rainier National Park.

Bonney Lake/Sumner Courier Herald-July 25, 2015
Article:  Fee Free Day at Mt. Rainier August 25, Visit Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier GeoTour.

June

Pretzels or Peanuts – June 1,2015
Article:  Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour
Blog mentions Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour and links to website and passport.

Enumclaw Courier Herald – June 1, 2015
Article:  Mountain Openings for Summer 2015
Article features several places to enjoy local parks and links to website multiple times.

National Park Traveler – June 2, 2015
Article:  Exploring the Sunny Side of Mt. Rainier National Park
Article features visiting Mt. Rainer National Park and links multiple times to the Visit Rainier website.

Chinook Pass – June 2, 2015
Article:  Exploring the Sunny Side of Mt. Rainier National Park
Article features visiting Mt. Rainer National Park and links multiple times to the Visit Rainier website.

Business Examiner – June 3, 2015
Article:  Spring Comes to East Mt. Rainier
Article mentions the Sunrise side of Mt. Rainier opening and provides a link to the Visit Rainier website.

Enumclaw Courier Herald – June 3, 2015
Article: Sunrise Area Scheduled to Open This Friday, June 5   
Article features Sunrise opening and provides a link to VisitRainier.com

Bonney Lake Sumner Courier Herald – June 3, 2015
Article: Sunrise Area Scheduled to Open This Friday, June 5  
Article features Sunrise opening and provides a link to VisitRainier.com

The Olympian – June 6, 2015
Article:   New geocache tour will take participants around Mount Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier’s new Centennial GeoTour and links to website.

The News Tribune – June 6, 2015
Article:   New geocache tour will take participants around Mount Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier’s new Centennial GeoTour and links to website

Bellingham News – June 9, 2015
Article:  New geocache tour will take participants around Mount Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier’s new Centennial GeoTour and links to website.

The Chronicle – June 11, 2015
Article:  New Geocache Tour Will Take Participants Around Mt. Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour and provides direction to website for more information.  Print only.  Online link not available.

Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce – June 13, 2015
Article:  Visit Rainier Has Created a New Geocaching GeoTour for the Mt. Rainier Region!
Blog mentions the new Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour and links to website.

South Sound Magazine – June 13, 2015
Article:  Wildflower Season Approaches at Mt. Rainier
Article uses Visit Rainier wildflower press release and links to the website.

Daily Sun News – June 19, 2015
Article:   Geocaching to Mark National Park Centennial
Article mentions Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour and provides a link to the website.

May

Portland Sun Times – May 26, 2015
Article:  100 geocaches will lure GPS ‘treasure hunters’ to Mount Rainier
Article mentions Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour and links to website.

San Juan Islander – May 25, 2015
Article:  Visit Rainier Launching GeoTour to Celebrate Centennial of National Park Service
Article uses Visit Rainier press release to announce GeoTour launch.

Geocaching – May 25, 2015
Article:  Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour Kickoff
Blog announces the launch of the Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour.

Examiner.com – May 25, 2015
Article:  Mt. Rainier Announces Centennial GeoTour: 100 new geocaches
Article uses information fro a Visit Rainier press release to announce launch of the Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour.

The Seattle Times – May 25, 2015
Article:  100 geocaches will lure GPS ‘treasure hunters’ to Mount Rainier
Article uses information from a Visit Rainier press release to announce the launch of the Visit Rainier Centennial GeoTour. 

Mount Rainier Volunteers – May 5, 2015
Article:  Volunteer Opportunities for Summer 2015
Blog lists Visit Rainier as a Helpful Resource.

April

KDBL 92.9 FM – April 19, 2015
Broadcast:  Best Places to See and Camp Around Mt. Rainier
Broadcast mentioned Visit Rainier.

KATS 94.5 FM – April 9, 2015
Broadcast:  Best Places to See and Camp Around Mt. Rainier
Broadcast mentioned Visit Rainier.

KXRX 97.1 FM – April 9, 2015
Broadcast:  Best Places to See and Camp Around Mt. Rainier
Broadcast mentioned Visit Rainier.

March

Enumclaw Courier Herald – March 31, 2015
Article:  Time To Get Out and Explore Everything the Mountain Has to Offer 
Article uses Visit Rainier’s driving tours and links to the Visit Rainier site.

Daily  Mom  – March 31 2015
Story:  Spring Break Travel Deals 
Mentions Visit Rainier’s 25% off sale and lists all the properties and NW Trek with links.  Includes a link to VisitRainier.com.

Jaunted – March 27, 2015
Article:  Low Snow Pack Means You Climb Mt Rainier Earlier This Year Than Ever Before 
Article reviews mentions early openings at Mt. Rainier and includes a link to the Visit Rainier website.

The Seattle Times – March 24, 2015
Article:  Get Cozy at Vacation Cabins Near Mt. Rainier
Article features cabins in the Ashford area and Visit Rainier’s 25% off room nights, where it links to Visit Rainier.

The Seattle Bulletin – March 23, 2015
Article:  Get Cozy at Vacation Cabins Near Mt. Rainier
Article features cabins in the Ashford area and Visit Rainier’s 25% off room nights, where it links to Visit Rainier.

Los Angeles Times – March 22, 2015
Article:  Mt. Rainier National Park Readies for a Wildflower Spectacle 
Article in the LA Times Sunday Travel section was written with assistance from Visit Rainier.

OregonLive.com – March 21, 2015
Article:  Oregon, Washington Mountain Roads Open Early, But Beware of Possible Snow Return 
Article discusses what is open around Mt. Rainier, and Visit Rainier’s 25% off special.  It also links to the Visit Rainier website twice.

National Parks Traveler – March 18, 2015
Article:  Laying Out Your Strategy for Exploring Mt. Rainier National Park
The story outlines things to do and places to stay in Mt. Rainier National Park.  Outside the Park it mentions the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad.  The article links to the Visit Rainier site 18 times.

Funtravels.com – March 4, 2015
Article:  Hunt the Hills Around Mt. Rainier 
A paragraph about taking trails around Mt. Rainier, mentioning Visit Rainier’s sortable list of trails.

February

Sunset – February 28, 2015
Article: Where to go this weekend: Enumclaw, Washington
Article showcases things to see and do in Enumclaw, Washington.

The Daily Sun – February 21, 2015
Article: Where’s Winter? Try Mt. Rainier
Article features winter activities around Mt. Rainier that are suggested by Visit Rainier. Also uses Visit Rainier photos and gives photo credit.

January

Natural News.com – January 28, 2015
Article: Popular Hikes and Trails in Washington State
Article reviews hikes and trails around Mt. Rainier and includes a link to the Visit Rainier website.

Natural News.com – January 23, 2015
Article: Adventurous Camping Locations: Washington State
Article reviews campsites around Mt. Rainier and includes a link to the Visit Rainier website.

KING 5 News – January 9, 2015
Story: Outdoor Recreation in State Yields $22 Billion in Spending
Report features interviews with Enumclaw businesses, and footage at Crystal Mountain Resort. KING5 journalists contacted Visit Rainier directly for business referrals.

Northwest Travel – January 2015
Article:  Spectacular Wedding Destinations
Article mentions Crystal Mountain Resort as a wedding destination and lists the Visit Rainier site as a place to go for more information.