Category Archives: Travel Oregon

Daily flights from Portland to central Tokyo’s airport coming in 2020

Federal regulators have formally approved Delta Airline’s proposal to bring nonstop daily flights from Portland to Tokyo-Haneda, the Japanese capital’s central airport. Flights will begin next spring, the Port of Portland and Delta announced in a statement Monday. Source: Daily flights from Portland to central Tokyo’s airport coming in 2020 –

Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail Opening Three More Miles of Connectivity in the Gorge

Biking and hiking in the Columbia River Gorge is about to get even more scenic and accessible. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Travel Oregon are unveiling the newest three-mile segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, August 3. Source: Historic […]
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The value of tourism to Klamath County | Guest Commentary |

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Part 1 of a 3-Part series on Tourism; The Value of Tourism to Klamath County. Part 2:Tourism Funding At A Crossroads; Part 3: Tourism: Funding Tourism for Results PART 1: The Value of Tourism to Klamath County As a longtime Klamath County resident, I’ve watched the community’s economic health over […]
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Rest area to open this month in Ashland

When you cross the Oregon border you will soon be greeted with a new rest area and welcome center in Ashland off I-5. Travel Oregon and ODOT put on the rest area’s ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, June 7. While it’s not yet open to the public, it won’t be long before it’s a popular spot […]
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Explore the Magic of Oregon in This Interactive Map

Land, sea, and sky have long been an inspiration for the world’s great works of art. It’s less common that nature is the muse for great ad campaigns. But the creative team at Wieden+Kennedy agency found wonder and majesty in their home state of Oregon when they started brainstorming their award-winning campaign for the state’s […]
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Oregon’s North Coast bands together to manage tourism impacts

The North Coast Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon in partnership with a local steering committee (representing 24 organizations and agencies), began with listening sessions held in spring, 2018, which guided the topics for a series of five workshops last fall and this winter. Community members were encouraged to work together to find solutions for […]
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Travel Oregon releases positive tourism numbers for 2018

State Tourism statistics from Travel Oregon are in, and for the ninth year in a row the state has shown steady tourism growth. “Travel and tourism in Oregon is now a $12.3 billion industry, that’s up about half a billion from last year,” Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson said. “The tourism industry employs 115,400 Oregonians, […]
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Report: More Than 29 Million Overnight Visitors Came To Oregon Last Year

A new economic impact report released by the Oregon Tourism Commission shows continuous growth in the state’s tourism industry. Visitation and spending increased for the ninth consecutive year in 2018. Source: Report: More Than 29 Million Overnight Visitors Came To Oregon Last Year . News | OPB

North Coast Food Trail expands, recognized for achievements by Travel Oregon

Visit Tillamook Coast is proud to announce that the North Coast Food Trail (NCFT), after a successful first year, has expanded its membership to 75 total participants. The food trail was the first of its kind in the state, and has served as a model for others. On Sunday, April 14, at the Oregon Governor’s […]
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Walden: ‘Enough is enough’

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s tone in a speech on wildfires and clean air to the Chamber of Jackson County/ Medford on Monday afternoon was far from dampened by the steady rain. The congressman repeatedly pointed to forest management measures that he believes hold the keys to conquering smoky summer skies in Southern Oregon. “Enough is […]
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