Category Archives: Travel Oregon

Visitor spending data released by Travel

Travel Oregon recently released its 2017 visitor spending data for Coos County, detailing specifically how travel and tourism dollars were spent in our regional economy. A total of $261.1 million was spent in Coos County in 2017, including $61.5 million on accommodations, $40.6 million on attractions, and $3 million on air travel to our area. […]
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Tourism chief: Visitors are good for Oregon

‘it’s the front door to our economy,’ Todd Davidson tells Washington County Public Affairs Forum; he rebuts criticism that tourists add to traffic congestion, foster part-time, minimum-wage jobs. The chief executive of Travel Oregon says the millions of visitors to the state every year bring more than their money – although they do plenty of […]
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Our view: Discover Eastern Oregon, others have already

Umatilla County is no longer a secret, hidden from tourists from around the state, region and world. As we reported last week, visitors to the area increased 13 percent in 2017 from year prior, just one piece of a wider increase in tourism statewide. That means Oregon’s advertising campaigns are working, and travelers are liking […]
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Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017

Oregon’s tourism industry has seen persistent statewide growth this decade, and Umatilla County is no exception. Travel Oregon released a new report Thursday about the tourism industry impact, including detailed estimates for each county. Source: Umatilla County tourism jumps in 2017 – Local News – East Oregonian

Oregon sees record year in international tourism

Oregon is seeing more international tourists than ever before, and recent projections don’t show any signs of the trend stopping. Source: Oregon sees record year in international tourism – Local News – The Daily Astorian

Where in the world do Oregon tourists come from? Here are the top 12 places

Some 30 million tourists came to Oregon last year, but Travel Oregon is focused on luring the international crowd. More people than ever are coming to Oregon, and they’re hailing from all over the world. That’s according to new data released this month by Travel Oregon, which shows nearly 30 million overnight visitors came to […]
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Mid-Valley InBusiness: Tourism efforts coalesce around outdoor recreation

There’s an acronym for when someone calls to report a problem with a rental bike to Peak Sports in Corvallis: JRA. “I was just riding along…” is often how the sentence begins in an attempt to explain the damage. Source: Mid-Valley InBusiness: Tourism efforts coalesce around outdoor recreation | Local Business |

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