According to Wikipedia:

Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people “traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes”

So, I suppose attracting people from Lacey to come to Olympia counts, but it certainly doesn’t fulfill my expectations of what tourism for our area should achieve, which is bringing new people to the area. People with money from “really out of town”, not just Lacey. Our local tourism organization fails to deliver, but like many other local organizations, feeding the paying members is more important then actually having a vision for the community.