Category Archives: Travel Oregon

Travel Oregon Comes to Aid of 121 Tourism Industry Organizations

Early in 2020, Oregon’s tourism industry was on track to see an 11th year of record growth, with visitors pouring in from all over and state residents enjoying the best of its natural and cultural amenities. Then, COVID-19 came in like a hurricane, starting in late February, with travel cancellations happening quickly and then the […]
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Travel Oregon reallocates $800K, gives money to state businesses

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Travel Oregon is working to help local businesses by awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to help businesses statewide. Source: Travel Oregon reallocates $800K, gives money to state businesses

Travel Oregon gives grants to travel-related businesses in Willamette Valley

Travel Oregon has given grants totaling $800,000 to travel-related businesses throughout Oregon so they can stabilize business and retain jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Salem-based Willamette Valley Visitors Association will receive a $10,000 grant, the Dallas Area Visitors Center will receive $5,000 and the Willamette Wine Country RV Park & The […]
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Survey details COVID-19’s impacts on Oregon businesses

More than 70% of Oregon business owners report a decrease in sales since the start of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of 5,000 businesses around the state. T Source: Survey details COVID-19’s impacts on Oregon businesses | Ashland Tidings

Economic impact study confirms tourism importance to Southern Oregon economy

New numbers released by Dean Runyan Associates show that 2019 was Oregon’s 10th consecutive year of growth in travel-spending and visitation. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the travel and tourism industry to a screeching halt, these numbers indicate that travel and tourism will be a crucial part of the state’s economic recovery. Source: Economic […]
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Travel Oregon plans to reduce workforce by a third amid coronavirus tourism ‘freefall’

The state’s tourism promotions commission, funded exclusively through lodging taxes, has seen all key measures of industry activity and health fall through the floor. It forecasts that its revenues will be cleaved by nearly two-thirds in the quarter ended June 30, and 40% to 50% in he following years as if trends continue. Source: Travel […]
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Salem coronavirus updates: Travel Oregon layoffs, closing Salem office

Check back on this story throughout the day for the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Salem and around Oregon. Source: Salem coronavirus updates: Travel Oregon layoffs, closing Salem office

Travel Oregon to Layoff 17, Cut Pay Amid Pandemic

The state’s tourism promotion commission Travel Oregon is laying off 17 employees, furloughing others and cutting pay as it copes with dropping revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Travel Oregon to Layoff 17, Cut Pay Amid Pandemic | Oregon News | US News

Oregon’s budget in the age of coronavirus: ‘Bad news on every front’

Revenue wise, the Oregon Lottery has fallen off a cliff. Video poker is bust until bars and other outlets reopen. Its new sports betting app has little for customers to wager on. And draw games are so weak that the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions commissions lowered jackpots to assure ongoing solvency. Source: Oregon’s budget […]
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Coronavirus in Oregon (April 27): State faces sudden, severe revenue declines amid outbreak

Oregon is facing sudden, severe and widespread declines in revenue amid the coronavirus outbreak — from personal and corporate income taxes to capital gains, lottery revenues, lodging and fuel taxes and program fees. Source: Coronavirus in Oregon (April 27): State faces sudden, severe revenue declines amid outbreak –