Hotel Performance January 17-23

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

Washington County country remains at Extreme Risk level for COVID-19

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Washington County country will remain in the Extreme Risk category after the latest COVID-19 data was released on January 26. Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced changes to the guidance for Extreme Risk counties, allowing some indoor activities to resume. Starting January 29, a maximum…

Travel Oregon Launches Destination Ready Program

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Travel Oregon announced its Destination Ready program, which will support destination development efforts heading into Summer 2021. The program includes $250,000 of funding and technical assistance for the development, enhancement and stewardship of COVID-19-appropriate visitor experiences. Regional and destination management organizations, municipal governments, public…

Washington County COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Washington County Public Health has put together a list of frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and provided answers based on information from the Oregon Health Authority. The following information is provided by the health department: One of the most common questions we…

Hotel Performance January 10-16

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

Hotel Performance December 2020

COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

OSHA COVID-19 Impact Survey

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Businesses across the state have been impacted by the new OR-OSHA temporary COVID-19 rules. In order to comply with these rules, businesses face both time and financial costs. OR-OSHA is planning to make the temporary COVID-19 rules permanent (with possible changes) for the duration…

Hotel Performance January 3-9, 2021

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COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. This time of year traditionally is a “soft” period for area hotels. However, we are still seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due…

Paycheck Protection Program restarting Monday, January 11

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The US Small Business Administration is restarting the Paycheck Protection Program, which will help millions of Americans employed by small businesses affected by COVID-19. The program has been updated to be more effective and accessible by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits…

Looking Ahead, Oregon 2021

Looking ahead, Oregon 2021

HSMAI Oregon’s Educational Series is hosting a look at travel in Oregon for 2021, featuring Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon, and Oregon Tourism Commission chair Scott Youngblood, general manager of Embassy Suites Washington Square. Learn more about Travel Oregon’s plan for recovery for…