Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

Bend tourism fuels room tax growth

Collections exceeded last year for seven months. For seven straight months, Bend’s transient room tax collections have surpassed previous years, according to tourism officials. To date, fiscal year collections are running about 5.8% higher than the same period last year and total $7.2 million from July through March. Source: Bend tourism fuels room tax growth; […]
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Oregon’s North Coast bands together to manage tourism impacts

The North Coast Tourism Studio, offered by Travel Oregon in partnership with a local steering committee (representing 24 organizations and agencies), began with listening sessions held in spring, 2018, which guided the topics for a series of five workshops last fall and this winter. Community members were encouraged to work together to find solutions for […]
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Selling Baker County

Jan Copeman gazes through a picture window at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the green fields of Baker Valley backed by the brilliant white peaks of the Elkhorns, and she can, with a certain creative license, imagine her home of Queensland, Australia. The verdant valley is familiar enough. Source: Selling Baker County;

Travel Oregon releases positive tourism numbers for 2018

State Tourism statistics from Travel Oregon are in, and for the ninth year in a row the state has shown steady tourism growth. “Travel and tourism in Oregon is now a $12.3 billion industry, that’s up about half a billion from last year,” Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson said. “The tourism industry employs 115,400 Oregonians, […]
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International travel agents visit Central Oregon

Tour features Blockbuster video store, Fort Rock State Park. A group of 38 international travel operators toured Central Oregon this week to learn what the area has to offer visitors. The group — from Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, China and France — took selfies in front of the last Blockbuster video […]
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Oregon’s visitor numbers grow

Central Oregon places 5th statewide in visitor spending. For the ninth year in a row, Oregon saw another bump in visitor spending, according to a new economic impact report from the Oregon Tourism Commission. Source: Oregon’s visitor numbers grow; Central Oregon places 5th statewide in visitor spending

Oregon looks to fund search and rescue with ‘outdoor recreation card’

In the past decade Oregon has spent millions of dollars promoting the state’s outdoor beauty, fueling a tourism boom and allowing a recreation economy to take root. At the same time, the state spends nothing on search and rescue teams tasked with rescuing the growing number of people getting lost or injured in the outdoors. Source: Oregon […]
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Report: More Than 29 Million Overnight Visitors Came To Oregon Last Year

A new economic impact report released by the Oregon Tourism Commission shows continuous growth in the state’s tourism industry. Visitation and spending increased for the ninth consecutive year in 2018. Source: Report: More Than 29 Million Overnight Visitors Came To Oregon Last Year . News | OPB

Not a smokescreen

Most tourists who visited Southern Oregon during the smoky summers of 2017 and 2018 said they plan to return for future trips, but a majority said wildfire smoke would affect the timing of their visits, according to a survey by the Southern Oregon University Research Center, known as SOURCE. The survey was emailed to 8,449 […]
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North Coast Food Trail expands, recognized for achievements by Travel Oregon

Visit Tillamook Coast is proud to announce that the North Coast Food Trail (NCFT), after a successful first year, has expanded its membership to 75 total participants. The food trail was the first of its kind in the state, and has served as a model for others. On Sunday, April 14, at the Oregon Governor’s […]
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