Category Archives: Travel Oregon

Travel symposium will highlight Southern Oregon’s tourism push

With the summer vacation season just around the corner, the region’s travel leaders are prepping to build on Southern Oregon’s billion-dollar tourism industry. The 22nd annual Travel Southern Oregon Tourism Symposium, themed “Discover Your Sense of Place,” unfolds Sunday and Monday at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. Source: Travel symposium will highlight Southern Oregon’s […]
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Think Too Much: ‘Exaggerated’ video deserves a sequel | Editorial |

I’m still thunderstruck by “Only Slightly Exaggerated,” the spectacular new animated video from Travel Oregon. In a style that might remind you of the work of Studio Ghibli, the world-class Japanese animation shop that created “Spirited Away,” the new video aims to lure tourists here with fanciful images loosely inspired by real Oregon vistas. (If you […]
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Exposing the lies in Travel Oregon’s new ‘only slightly exaggerated’ animated video

For example, humpback whales do not fly through the sky. Source: Exposing the lies in Travel Oregon’s new ‘only slightly exaggerated’ animated video

Travel Oregon unveils $5 million animated tourism campaign, showcasing state’s great outdoors

Travel Oregon is trying something a little different with its latest tourism campaign. Source: Travel Oregon unveils $5 million animated tourism campaign, showcasing state’s great outdoors

This Anime Rendition of Oregon Could Be Straight From a Miyazaki Flick

Weiden and Kennedy’s new animated short for Travel Oregon looks like something straight out of a Miyazaki movie. Source: This Anime Rendition of Oregon Could Be Straight From a Miyazaki Flick

Multnomah Falls lodge to open in late December

Trek to top of Multnomah Falls not planned for re-opening until at least one year from now. Some Bridal Veil community members are disappointed with the government’s response in the wake of the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge. Source: Multnomah Falls lodge to open in late December

‘Travel Oregon: The Game’ builds on ‘Oregon Trail’ legacy

-With modern twist: Station wagon not covered wagon- Could you survive a journey along the Oregon Trail? The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is inviting all adventurers to try with the launch of “Travel Oregon: The Game,” created as an homage to the classic game many remember from childhood. Source: ‘Travel Oregon: The Game’ […]
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Tourism summit speaker: Effects of hospitality industry range beyond visits

The impacts of a healthy hospitality industry are more far-reaching than the immediate sights, sounds and adventures that visitors experience, the head of Oregon’s statewide tourism agency said Thursday. The lesson for the North Olympic Peninsula’s tourism sector: Oregon visitors who buy products there look for Oregon-made items after they return home and keep purchasing […]
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Our view: Keep tourism on the North Coast sustainable – Editorials

A balance with natural resources and the quality of life. How much is too much of a good thing? That’s the question being asked about tourism in Cannon Beach and other areas along the North Coast, and area leaders are looking for answers on how to better manage it. They have set a goal of […]
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Travel Oregon grant to tackle ‘sustainable’ tourism on North Coast

Clatsop, Tillamook counties seek a balance to preserve resources After the weather, tourism has become one of the biggest conversation starters on the North Coast. As the number of people visiting the region grows, so does the impact on the community. According to a study done by Dean Runyan Associates, tourists spent $779 million in […]
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