Thank You for Your Input: Stakeholder Survey Results Now Available 

The 2020 Oregon Tourism Industry Stakeholder Survey was designed on behalf of the Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon and the state’s seven official regional destination management organizations (RDMOs), to elicit feedback from individuals and organizations linked to the tourism industry.
This fall, a total of 1,245 industry members participated in the stakeholder survey. The time commitment you each made to provide feedback is greatly appreciated. Your input influences the direction of Travel Oregon’s and our RDMO partner’s strategic plans, programs, and investments. We highly value the time energy and effort that you contributed to this process and thank you for contributing your perspectives. Additional opportunities to provide input in our strategic planning process will be made available this spring. 
Results from the survey are available on the industry site. An interactive online dashboard that enables further exploration of the data and an extensive number of open-ended responses can be found here
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Special Session Update

On Tuesday, Governor Brown announced that the Oregon Legislature will meet on Monday, Dec. 21 for a one-day Special Session to discuss four specific issues that provide COVID-19 and wildfire relief. One of these issues includes To-Go Cocktails and Commission Caps on Third Party Deliveries, which is the focus of Legislative Concept 10. Public hearings have been set for Dec. 17 (6 p.m.–9 p.m.) and 19 (10 a.m.– 1p.m.) in advance of the Dec. 21 Special Session.
If you are interested in providing written or oral testimony on any of the proposed concepts, please follow the instructions on the committee website for Dec. 17 or Dec. 19
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2020 Recap: Virtual Training, Engagement and Assistance Program

Travel Oregon, alongside regional and statewide partners, created a virtual program to provide training resources, engagement opportunities and technical assistance to support businesses and communities with tools for reopening and recovery. Since April, seven industry-wide programs, seven niche programs and 16 other targeted trainings and engagements have been delivered to an audience of over a thousand industry leaders and tourism professionals.
Trainings and topics have included:
More resources are available here for the tourism industry, and here for tourism businesses.
New programming will begin in February 2021 – all details will be shared in the industry newsletter. Look for upcoming training opportunities at: and view past recordings on the industry YouTube channel
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December Commission Meeting Recording Available

On Dec. 15 the Oregon Tourism Commission held a virtual meeting. To adhere to Governor Brown’s directive on social distancing measures, this meeting was live streamed.
We invite you to watch the full recording. Please direct questions to
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