Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

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

OSU-Cascades hospitality management program graduates first class

Bend campus offers Oregon’s only four-year hospitality degree. When Tristin Sornson receives her diploma in a couple weeks, she will be among a select group of graduates from Oregon State University-­Cascade’s hospitality management degree program. As a member of the first graduating class, she and five others are part of a public-private partnership that created […]
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Destination development: getting people to stay

With Crater Lake National Park hosting three-quarters of a million people annually, it’s time to disperse those visitors around Southern Oregon, Brad Niva told a Chamber of Medford/Jackson County Forum audience Monday. “Rumor has it Crater Lake now is full, we can’t take any more visitors. Turn around go the other way,” Niva deadpanned. “We […]
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Guest column: Slow growth of Bend and tourism

We have enough breweries which use a lot of water and overwhelm our sewers. Do we really want people to drink their way through Bend? Please — no more breweries! Enough advertising by the visitor bureau. Bend is on everyone’s radar, and the room tax money is better spent mitigating the impact of almost 20,000 […]
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Oregon sees record year in international tourism

Spike in foreign travel due to marketing, visa changes. Oregon is seeing more international tourists than ever before, and recent projections don’t show any signs of the trend stopping. In 2017, the state had more than 1.1 million foreign visitors, up 11 percent from 2012. The state collected about $1.3 billion in international spending, up […]
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Coquille River Water Trail releases new logo and calls on landowners for input

New logos for The Coquille River Water trail have been released this week as coordinators for the proposed 41-mile water trail are continuing to work with community members on phase one of the new trail. Introduced as a potential economic pull into Coos County last year, the trail will extend from Hoffman Myrtle Grove in […]
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Word is out: Southern Oregon’s natural beauty boosts tourism

The numbers spill off the page like coins spewing out of a slot machine that just locked on a row of 7s. Oregon’s tourism industry keeps piling up visitor counts, jobs and dollars. For the eighth straight year, the statewide tourism numbers expanded, growing to $11.8 billion in 2017 from $11.3 billion in 2016, according […]
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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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Visitors spend $903 million in Central Oregon

Central Oregon is fifth statewide in visitor spending. More visitors than ever coming to Oregon have boosted room-tax collection and created more jobs in the process, according to a report released at this year’s three-day Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Bend. Statewide, the tourism industry employed more than 112,000 people last year, a 2.2-percent […]
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