Nominations open for travel and tourism achievement awards

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Travel Oregon is asking for nominations for its annual travel and tourism achievement awards. The awards pay tribute to the determined efforts of those who use their skills, resourcefulness, creativity and innovative spirit to help create a better life for Oregonians. Nominee requirements: •Nominee…

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…

New COVID Recovery Tools for Hospitality

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Congress unveiled its $900 billion bill for short-term economic relief for businesses affected by COVID-19. Several items will benefit restaurants and lodging establishments. The federal plan announced today targets restaurant relief with provisions including: Enhanced PPP Loan Size: The PPP provides a business with…