Travel Oregon and the state’s seven official regional destination management organizations (RDMOs) launched a tourism industry stakeholder survey to seek input from communities, local businesses and individuals that drive the state’s tourism economy. The COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on travel have had devastating impacts on Oregon’s tourism economy and the communities that have grown to rely on tourism and travel to support local jobs and businesses. Additionally, the momentum of the movement against racial injustice, and the recent wildfires have exposed more vulnerabilities (and need for further improvements) in Oregon’s tourism economy.
As tourism industry partners and stakeholders, please complete this survey. Respondents will be asked what they are currently experiencing because of wildfires, the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest, as well as what’s needed most to rebuild and support a strong, resilient and racially just Oregon tourism economy.
Information collected through the survey will help set strategic direction for Travel Oregon and the Portland Region, as well as the other RDMOs throughout the state, and will be used to make funding and programmatic decisions in marketing, grants, tourism-related infrastructure, visitor management and more.
The tourism industry stakeholder survey is available in both Spanish and English. Eligible participants include anyone who is involved in the tourism industry, including business owners, staff, destination organizations, public land managers, policymakers, and tribal representatives. Please respond by October 30th. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.