Explore Seattle with Taxback International: SAP Concur Ignite 2020
20th January 2020: Take a look at what Seattle has to offer!
Seattle is a fantastic seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. Being Washington’s largest city, it is home to a large tech industry. Seattle has many great sights to see, so whether it is business you are travelling for or you are a tourist on holidays, make sure to check out some amazing places this beautiful city has to offer.
The Space Needle is the most iconic landmark in Seattle. I was built for the World’s Fair in 1962. This eye-catching structure gives breath-taking views over the Seattle Region. It is an astonishing 605 foot tall. On the observation level, which you can reach via a 43-second elevator ride, see the doodle-on-a-napkin concept that led to the Space Needle design. Previously you could visit the SkyCity Restaurant at the top of the Space Needle but it is currently closed due to major renovations.
Pike Place Market
While on your travels why not take a look at this downtown market which has been in business since the beginning of the 1900’s. This farmers market offers year-round supplies of vegetable supplies of vegetables, seafood and cheese – a must taste while you’re so close!
Why is this market named “Pike Place” if it is a farmers market you might ask? – This is down to the flying fish! Vendors at the market merrily toss salmon to each other and crack jokes to each other. This is always bound to create a good atmosphere by the fish stall – so be sure to get a good catch!
The Seattle Great Wheel & Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Great Wheel is a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57 on Elliott Bay in Seattle, Washington. With an overall height of 175 feet, it was the tallest Ferris wheel on the West Coast of the United States when it opened on June 29, 2012. While checking out the Seattle Great Wheel two minutes away you have the Seattle Aquarium.
The Seattle Aquarium is a public aquarium opened in 1977 and located on Pier 59 on the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The aquarium promotes marine conservation and instructs over 800,000 visitors each year, including 50,000 students, to learn about their impacts on marine life. It also conducts research on marine life. In 2007, an 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) expansion opened that includes a new 2,625-square-foot (243.9 m2) gift store and café, as well as two new exhibits: Window on Washington Waters and Crashing Waves.
Museum of Pop Culture
The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP is a nonprofit museum dedicated to contemporary popular culture. It was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2000 as the Experience Music Project. Since that time MoPOP has organized dozens of exhibits, 17 of which have toured across the US and internationally. MoPOP is home to exhibits, interactive activity stations, sound sculpture, and various educational resources.
The Museum of Pop Culture’s mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.
Taxback International is well underway in preparing for SAP Concur Ignite 2020. Taking place at the Washington State Convention Centre on the 22nd of January 2020, this annual event brings together partners and staff to connect, collaborate, and inspire. This is SAP Concur’s global sales meeting which provides attendees with the opportunity to network with many Regional Sales Executives, Solutions Consultants, Client Executives and leaders from both SMB and Enterprise.
While you’re in Seattle, be sure to drop by the Taxback International booth located in Hall 4B, Kiosk 12. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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