Travelers who are eager to travel in 2021 have a new reason to be excited. The Washington County Visitors Association will launch “The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway,” which will award more 2,021 room nights to 1,006 lucky winners.
This new initiative is designed to stimulate Washington County’s hospitality industry, giving wanderlusters an opportunity to win future hotel stays in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley. Winners will be able to redeem their prizes for travel between June 1 and December 31, 2021.
“This new initiative is designed to aid in economic recovery of travel and tourism in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley by purchasing more than $330,000 in products from participating hotels, restaurants and attractions today,” said Carolyn McCormick, president and CEO of the Washington County Visitors Association, the destination marketing organization for Tualatin Valley. “By pre-purchasing all of the prizes for the sweepstakes, the WCVA has leveraged our resources for a much needed monetary impact today and to attract travelers in the near future.”
The contest runs from February 15th to June 15th and is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and D.C. (excluding residents of FL, HI, NY) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Residents of Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon also are not eligible for the contest.
The WCVA still has KN95 masks available, free to tourism-related businesses located in Washington County. To request masks, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the tourism industry, and according to a recent report by STR, which provides analytical data for the hospitality sector, hotel occupancy in Washington County fell 37.1% to an annual occupancy rate of 44.9%.
In addition to the decrease in occupancy, average daily rates also fell to $95.78 (down 22%) and revenue per available room also decreased to $42.97 (down 50.9%).
The WCVA publishes weekly and monthly data for Washington County from STR on its industry site.
Order the official 2021-2022 Tualatin Valley Visitor Guide for your business. The WCVA provides guides to businesses at no charge. This guide, which is an overview of the many things to see and do and places to stay, drink and eat in Tualatin Valley, is one of the marketing tools to inspire visitors to travel to Tualatin Valley.
The City of Forest Grove is requesting proposals for professional services for tourism coordination and development services for the City of Forest Grove. The City desires to enter into a professional services agreement with a qualified individual or firm who can demonstrate competency and experience in tourism development, coordination and management services.
The Washington County Visitors Association is committed to keeping our partners and stakeholders informed on the latest information affecting the local tourism industry, including the latest information about COVID-19.