Tag Archives: Travel/Tourism

Redmond smokejumper museum could seek state, federal help

Museum could draw 40,000 visitors per year. If it sticks to its best-case budget of $5.3 million, a proposed smokejumper and wildland fire education center could need help from the state and federal governments, officials recently told the Redmond City Council. Source: Redmond smokejumper museum could seek state, federal help | Local&State | bendbulletin.com

Alaska Airlines to add flights from Redmond Airport

Starting next week, Alaska Airlines will add two new daily direct flights to Los Angeles and San Diego from the Redmond airport, according to a statement provided by the airport administration. Flights to San Diego on Alaska will be the 10th nonstop flight from Redmond. The airline also announced it would increase daily service to […]
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One-third of Oregon residents traveled during the 2019 holiday season

There’s something exceptional about the 2019 holiday season, aside from being the last one of the decade. About a third of Oregonians decided to leave home this year — a new record, according to research from the American Automobile Association. “This whole holiday period is going to be busy … when you have this many […]
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Douglas County Museum named No. 2 fan favorite among Oregon tourist destinations

The Douglas County Museum of Natural and Cultural History ranked second in a list of the Top 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon for 2020. The Douglas County Museum of Natural and Cultural History ranked second in a list of the Top 100 Best Fan-Favorite Destinations in Oregon for 2020. It’s a step up in […]
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Oregon officials continue hunt for 2021 public dollars

The state’s expected $40 million contribution is nearly half the $80.9 million budget for the World Athletics Championships. With 20 months remaining before the opening ceremony, Oregon state officials have only identified about half of the $40 million they’ve committed to the 2021 World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene. Source: Oregon officials continue […]
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Tourists Will Now Help Pay For Homeless Services In Portland Area

Money from Portland’s booming tourism industry will soon be used to aid the region’s worsening homeless crisis. For over a year, regional leaders have been hammering out an agreement to take some of the money flowing in from local taxes on rental cars and hotels and redirect it toward homeless services. Source: Tourists Will Now […]
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Visitation challenges at Crater Lake National Park

How many are too many? Visitation at Crater Lake National Park continues to increase and, according to superintendent Craig Ackerman, that’s not necessarily a good thing. “We’re approaching numbers that become unmanageable for us,” Ackerman said, noting this year’s visitor numbers are expected to climb above 780,000, a slight increase over 2018 when visitation totaled […]
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Brown will need help from Legislature to fund track and field world championships in Eugene

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has become more vocal and enthusiastic in her support of the world championships of track and field in Eugene in 2021. But where’s the money? The state’s commitment at this point seems stuck at about $20 million, about half what organizers of the hugely ambitious event say they need. As any […]
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Tamastslikt museum shows Oregon history through a Native American lens 

There are plenty of historical museums and park sites in Oregon that walk visitors through the history of our state, but none tells the story quite like Tamástslikt. The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton is the rare museum in Oregon that speaks from a Native American perspective, and it does so with a beautiful design and brutal […]
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Bend room tax collections continue to rise

Room tax collection in the city of Bend has been ahead of projections since July, according to financial statements provided by Visit Bend, the city’s tourism marketing agency. Room tax grew by 6% over what had been projected since July, the start of the city’s fiscal year, according to figures released by the board Tuesday […]
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