Category Archives: Travel Oregon

Travel Oregon hopes to boost outdoor recreation

Travel Oregon is poised to launch a new organization and marketing initiative targeting the state’s outdoor recreation industry, seeking to boost recreational access and the outdoors economy statewide and in Southern Oregon. Bolstered by a new poll that says almost 1 in 4 tourists come here specifically for outdoor recreation, the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Initiative seeks […]
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Far away, yet very close: Oregon’s many connections to Australia

Australia is more than just big beaches and big budget travel. It’s also big business for Oregon, both in terms of tourism and economic development. Getting from PDX to Sydney, Australia is a labor of love. It’s a full day of travel, including a 15-hour long haul over the ocean that will set you back […]
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Niva tapped to head Travel Southern Oregon

Brad Niva touted the Rogue Valley as a rafting outfitter and wine-tour operator. Now he’s applying his entrepreneurial skills as the new head of Travel Southern Oregon. Niva plans to be just as aggressive in marketing the region as he was in expanding Rogue Wilderness Adventures during a 10-year run. Armed with enhanced funding from […]
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Oregon sees 40% up in Indian visitations

The destination is eyeing to tap the millennial segment from India Oregon Tourism Commission has witnessed a 40 per cent growth from the India market between 2010 and 2015. “1.1 million Indian visitors travelled to the USA with a 17 per cent growth in 2015 over 2014. For us in Oregon, we are capturing about […]
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Dutch reality program showcases Oregon

“Wie is de Mol” features several popular Central Oregon locations If you happened to notice a film crew recording 10 paranoid Dutch citizens running around Shevlin Park last summer, an explanation of what they were up to is now available online. “Wie is de Mol,” the No. 1 TV show in the Netherlands, shot its […]
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A budding tourism industry 

Call it a local habit, or maybe even the coast’s newest tourist draw. All around Portland, coastal tourist destinations such as Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Tillamook and Newport have seen dramatically higher concentrations of recreational marijuana stores than in Oregon’s larger cities. Source: A budding tourism industry – Local Business – The Daily Astorian

Southern Oregon coast to promote tourism with Travel Oregon

With opportunities for fishing, dune riding, and visiting the ocean and local restaurants, the Southern Oregon coast has much to offer. Travel Oregon is planning to work with community members and stakeholders to develop ways to promote those attractions to tourists through Oregon’s Rural Tourism Studio (RTS). Source: Southern Oregon coast to promote tourism with Travel […]
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