Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

United once again tops at Medford airport

United Air Lines led the passenger counts at the Medford airport in June, displacing Alaska Air Lines for the first time since October 2010. Propelled by a 62.2 percent boost in its United Express/Skywest component and a 24.6 percent jump in its mainline operations out of Medford, United handled nearly 37,000 passengers last month, while […]
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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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Detroit businesses concerned about messages of OHA advisories

Over the past few years, businesses in Detroit, like Detroit Lake Marina and Mountain High Grocery, have been through worst-case scenarios. An economy that relies heavily on summer tourism has been hit hard repeatedly: the drought of 2015, low water levels in 2016 and nearby wildfires in 2017. Source: Detroit businesses concerned about messages of OHA advisories

What’s the best airport in the U.S.? Spoiler: It’s PDX — again

All we do is win. Travel + Leisure on Tuesday named Portland International Airport its best domestic airport. Again. A Port of Portland spokesman said the airport has taken the honor six consecutive times, running from 2013 to 2018. Source: What’s the best airport in the U.S.? Spoiler: It’s PDX — again | OregonLive.com

Smith Rock is the pinnacle of Oregon’s state parks

There’s something magnetic about Smith Rock. It might be the stark natural beauty, the way towering rock formations rise majestically above the winding Crooked River. Maybe it’s the freedom offered to rock climbers and hikers, who roam the thousands of routes and miles of trails in the park. Or it could be some kind of […]
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Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa to close, all 146 employees to be laid off

  Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa, which sits on the land of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs about two hours from Portland, announced that it plans to permanently lay off 146 employees. A popular resort that’s been drawing visitors to an Olympic-size hot springs swimming pool in Central Oregon for decades will shut down at […]
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Passenger records have airport director talking terminal expansion

May was the 43rd month in the past 45 that the Medford airport broke a passenger record. The airport has eclipsed annual records the past four years, capped by the 901,578 travelers who passed through the gates in 2017. With activity running 14.3 percent ahead of last year, the million-passenger plateau isn’t that far off. […]
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July 4 holiday will draw record number of travelers, AAA predicts

Some 550,000 Oregonians are expected to travel next week for Independence Day festivities. Source: July 4 holiday will draw record number of travelers, AAA predicts

Astoria Ferry Group finds harbor

Tourist No. 2 docks at Pier 39. The Astoria Ferry Group’s efforts to get the Tourist No. 2 back operating on the Columbia River are solidifying behind a new homeport, grant funding and a project manager. The vessel was brought to Astoria in 2016 by owner Christian Lint. But aside from some short stints at […]
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New river cruiser headed for Columbia River

American Song debuts in March. A new cruise ship is coming to the Columbia River in March. American Cruise Lines will debut the American Song, a modernized version of the company’s inland paddle wheelers, in October on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Memphis. The ship will run along the Mississippi through New Year’s […]
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