By C.R. Roberts
Tourism did matter Thursday as the South Sound hospitality industry met at the Landmark Convention Center for the annual “Tourism Matters” meeting of the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau.
This was the first such meeting for the group’s new president and CEO, Bennish Brown, and the first under the leadership of incoming board chairwoman Monique Trudnowski. “I have drank the tourism Kool-Aid,” Trudnowski said, looking back to the 1989 incorporation of the group.