Travel Oregon Seeks Videographers

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Travel Oregon is looking for a videographer to capture broadcast quality b-roll in Oregon’s seven tourism regions. The work is expected to be delivered May-July, 2021. Ideal candidates will have the following experience:  capturing broadcast quality (4K/HD) video segments Professional drone capabilities Experience shooting…

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…

Hotel Performance March 14-20, 2021

COVID-19 has directly affected the hotel industry throughout the United States, and Washington County is no exception. We have been seeing decreases directly tied to the decrease in business and leisure travel due to COVID-19 and related travel restrictions and recommendations. Now, more than a year…

Industry Webinars and Grants this Week

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Check out these industry opportunities happening this week and learn more about upcoming grants. Webinars This Week Restaurant Relief Round Table Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon Webinar: Restaurant and bar owners are invited to join an informative discussion with Oregon Senator Earl Blumenauer and…

Travel Oregon’s Competitive & Recovery Grants Program

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Travel Oregon has announced its latest round of grant funding. The Competitive and Recovery Grants Program is a $2.3 million program that was built off the moment of the Destination Ready Program, which recently awarded $913,000 to tourism-related projects in Oregon.  Projects from local…

Travel Oregon’s Destination Ready Program Awards Salmonberry Trail $22,000

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Travel Oregon has awarded $913,000 to tourism-related projects across the state through its Destination Ready program. The funding will help develop and enhance 34 projects that offer visitor experiences and aid in economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. The Salmonberry Trail in Tualatin…

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…

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…

Hotel Partners: Update or Verify Your Travel Oregon Listing

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The deadline to make sure your hotel property is listed in the 2021-2022 Travel Oregon Official Visitor Guide is almost here! Travel Oregon’s Official Visitor Guide is the only statewide print fulfillment piece for comprehensive lodging listings. Any transient lodging property in Oregon that…

2020 Oregon Tourism Industry Stakeholder Survey

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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…