Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

High hopes for your next vacation: Cannabis tourism grows

Sam Rosenbaum has Stephen Colbert to thank for his career switch from accountant to cannabis tour operator. The newly minted MBA was watching an episode of “The Colbert Report” in 2014 when the comedian spoke of a “cannabis green rush” coming to Colorado, which had recently become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. “The […]
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Bend tourism picks up despite cool weather

Paddle boards replace inner tubes on Deschutes River. Not even cooler temperatures can put a damper on Bend’s summer tourism in what is usually the busiest time for hotels, restaurants and tour companies. A line snaked outside of the new Miyagi Ramen Stand at the Box Factory, while the Deschutes River was not its normal […]
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Travel records: Half-a-million motorists expected to hit the road in Oregon

AAA is projecting that a record 49 million people will travel during the Independence Day holiday, the highest volume since the nonprofit agency started tracking the numbers in 2000, its news release states. “This is the sixth year in a row we’re seeing a jump in the number of travelers for the holiday,” said Marie […]
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A Record-Breaking Number Of People Will Travel For Fourth Of July

Almost 600,000 Oregonians are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday. Source: A Record-Breaking Number Of People Will Travel For Fourth Of July

The Headlines That Cried Agent Orange

Agent Orange fears went viral in Joseph, Oregon, but there was never any evidence of the toxic herbicide. Residents want to know how the story got so out of hand — and if it will ever go away. Source: The Headlines That Cried Agent Orange

Allegiant returns to Redmond with flights to Las Vegas, Phoenix

New service is scheduled to begin in October. For about two months this fall, Central Oregon travelers will be able to choose between two different airlines for trips to Las Vegas, the region’s most-requested leisure travel destination. Las Vegas-based Allegiant announced Tuesday that it would return to Redmond Airport in October with service to Las […]
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Planning underway for 2020 Olympic trials in new $195 million Hayward Field

Planning is underway for the 2020 Olympic trials and following year’s world championships in Eugene as the new $195 million venue for both events begins to take shape. Local organizers are on the starting blocks with the 2020 U.S. Olympic track and field trials now a year away. Source: Planning underway for 2020 Olympic trials […]
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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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Work begins on gaps in Oregon Coast Trail 

Better connections for hikers. Work is underway on the North Coast to close two gaps on the Oregon Coast Trail. The gaps — where a landslide at Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach cut a trail in half and a spot outside Oswald West State Park near Manzanita where hikers must walk the highway between […]
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Every Day, Portland’s Growing Fleet of Tour Buses Flouts Safety Rules

The death of a child drew scrutiny of the company operating the party bus without the required city permit. Nearly seven years later, little has changed. When visitors climb aboard Portland tourist vehicles, there’s a pretty good chance nobody’s watching, despite Angie Hernandez’s death. Hernandez was 11 years old on Sept. 29, 2012, when she […]
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