Tag Archives: Tourism

Forest Service: Multnomah Falls Lodge could open by end of this year

Multnomah Falls Lodge, closed since shortly after the Eagle Creek fire began, could open before the end of the year, according to the U.S. Forest Service, which owns the lodge. The inside and outside of the lodge is being cleaned, said Rachel Pawlitz, spokeswoman for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, which is part […]
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Officials seek state help for businesses impacted by fire

Reduced revenues and cash flow for businesses due to disruptive wildfires this summer could impact their credit ratings and their access to capital. This summer’s harsh fire season left behind economic damages that Oregon officials and members of the business community are still trying to quantify.Although the state is still researching the extent of the […]
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September smoke made measurable dent in Bend tourism

Record-setting run of tax collection came to an end. Smoke from September wildfires ended a 61-month winning streak in the city of Bend, according to Visit Bend, the city’s tourism marketing agency. Every month starting in July 2012 showed a year-over-year increase in room tax revenue until September. The city that month collected $814,047, or […]
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Medford tourism officials look to the future

It may sound like a long way off, but 2020 is right around the corner for Travel Medford. The tourism promotion agency — which contracts with the city of Medford and is housed at The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County — is looking at its three-year strategic plan, taking it into 2020. “Where do we want […]
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National park fees rising too quickly — Opinion

We pine for the halcyon era when America’s national parks were known for the grandiosity of their mountains and cliffs and trees rather than the size of their fee increases. These days, though, you’re more likely to read about how many bills you’ll have to slide from your wallet to enter a national park, not […]
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Wildfires Impact on September Employment Figures

September’s wildfires didn’t seem to have a noticeable impact on the statewide jobs and unemployment rate report. The fires did have a noticeable impact the local job reports in the Columbia Gorge, Central Oregon, and Southern Oregon. Leisure and hospitality businesses in these areas cut a combined 600 more jobs than they usually do in […]
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‘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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