A lot of writers are in Yakima Today for the 11th Annual Travel and Words: Northwest Travel & Lifestyle Writers Conference. It's being held at The Yakima Convention Center Today. The conference welcomes nearly 125 regional travel and lifestyle writers, bloggers and industry representatives for educational workshops and networking.
As part of the event, Yakima Valley Tourism will host a number of the writers on familiarization tours, showing them various attractions and features in the Yakima Valley. In addition, the tourism agency will host a reception at the 4th Street Theatre in Downtown Yakima exposing attendees to local craft beverage and food vendors plus information about the Yakima area arts scene.