December 1, 2022                                                                                                                                                                 

Save the Date: 2023 Oregon Governor's Conference on Tourism

Travel Oregon is pleased to announce the 2023 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism will take place April 3-5 in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. Combining inspiring keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, networking and more, the Governor’s Conference on Tourism will reunite the travel and tourism industry once again. Please save the date and look for registration to open in January.
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available here. Don’t see an opportunity that fits your needs? Contact  

    Register for Sustainable Tourism Practitioner Training

    Would you like to get your organization involved in sustainable tourism but don’t know how?
    Southern Oregon University and Travel Oregon invite you to join the first cohort of the Sustainable Tourism Practitioner Training.
    Learn about the future of sustainable tourism through  interactive lectures, local and international case studies, and a review of Travel Oregon's 10-Year Strategic Vision. 
    The training will be held Sunday, April 2 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (pre Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. 
    This training is limited to 50 participants and lunch will be provided. To RSVP, complete this form

      Understanding International: ITTA's Steps to Success Regional Workshops Begin in 2023

      International visitors stay longer on average, spend more money during their trips and dive deeper into the places they visit. Is your destination prepared to work with this important and diverse market segment? Join tourism industry colleagues from your region to discuss what it takes to work with international inbound travelers. With an understanding of how to work with the travel trade, you can create new business partnerships while developing the necessary resources to bring international visitors to Oregon. Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran of working with the travel trade, this is an opportunity to update your knowledge and hear from industry peers about what is needed for the return of international inbound travel.
      Learn more about the benefits of working in the international inbound market and why you should attend a workshop by clicking on your region's workshop below:
      Questions? Contact Gabi Duarte, Global Sales Program Manager. 

        Oregon Lodging Industry: Update Your Lodging Property Listing by Dec. 5

        It’s time to make sure your lodging property is included in the 2023-2024 Official Travel Oregon Visitor Guide. Printed annually, the guide is the only statewide print piece for comprehensive lodging listings. Any transient lodging property in Oregon that pays the statewide 1.5% lodging tax is eligible for a free basic listing in the printed guide as well as a listing on Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) manages the lodging database used to feed both directories.
        Properties are required to update/verify their existing listing or submit a new lodging listing to ORLA by December 5, 2022, for inclusion in the guide.
        Questions? Please contact ORLA at

          What's New in the Press Room

          Travel Oregon’s Press Room now features monthly consumer media coverage highlights garnered through proactive and reactive pitching efforts and press trips. See earned media coverage from top tier publications like Travel + Leisure, TripAdvisor, The New York Times, Fodor's Travel and more.
          And if you missed it last month, check out What’s New in Oregon. What's New is produced quarterly and distributed to domestic and international media contacts.
          Questions about the Press Room, What's New or earned media coverage? Contact
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