Tour Operator, Guide & Outfitter Online Forum: Financial Resources, Funding and Tips

Register for the Oct. 20 online forum: “Financial Resources, Funding and Tips.” The forum will start with a succinct education session followed by questions and small group breakout discussions. Our speakers Noah Brockman and Eric Lind, Capital Access Team members from the Oregon Small Business Development Center (OSBD), will share current financial opportunities and long-term financial recommendations for tour operators. This forum is the fourth in a short series of Tour Operator, Guide & Outfitter Online Forums being developed and hosted by Travel Oregon. Visit Travel Oregon’s industry website to watch past forum recordings and learn more about other resources for your business.
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Inspire Confidence with Online Listings During COVID-19 

Join us online on Oct. 22 from 12-1 p.m. for the latest installment of Travel Oregon’s Small Business Marketing Series. Traveler sentiment research shows that right now consumers want to know which destinations and businesses are open and following guidelines for health and safety. Thankfully, a variety of zero-cost digital tools will help you surface this key information to consumers online. Join Kim Palmer, Google Program Director at Miles Partnership and Cecilia Suvagian, Travel Oregon Global Integrated Marketing Database Specialist, for a special session featuring tactical tips and best practices for online listings including Google My Business, Yelp and TripAdvisor. Learn more about the Small Business Marketing Series and register.
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Recording of the Oct. 6 Oregon Tourism Commission Meeting

On Oct. 6 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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We Want Your Input: Take the Stakeholder Survey by Oct. 30

As work begins to develop a 2021-25 strategic plan that is responsive to and supports Oregon’s ever-dynamic tourism economy, Travel Oregon and the state’s seven official regional destination management organizations are requesting your perspectives.
Please take the survey (available in Spanish and English) and share with your networks as appropriate. The survey closes Oct. 30. 
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Join the Final Sessions of the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit

There are still sessions to catch before the 2020 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit comes to a close on Monday, Oct. 19. Register today and gain access to the remaining programming and the full archive of session recordings, which will be available later this fall. Still ahead is a Thirsty Thursday Film Night that will inspire, with a lineup of unique outdoor-themed films followed by a discussion on the use of fire bans on our public lands.
On Monday, the summit welcomes keynote speaker José González, founder of Latino Outdoors, to our virtual stage to share reflections on how outdoor recreation partnerships can serve the social movements of our times. Learn more about the remaining sessions of the summit and join us at

Request for Proposals

In these unparalleled times, Travel Oregon must strongly evaluate, focus in on the highest and best use of our resources, and plan accordingly to support a strong, resilient and racially and socially-just Oregon tourism economy. To support this effort, Travel Oregon seeks a qualified, dynamic strategic planning firm to guide a comprehensive, inclusive planning process and develop an outcome-based and highly actionable 2021-2025 Travel Oregon Strategic Plan and 2021-2023 budget. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. More information is available here.

Register for the 2020 Oregon Sports Summit

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 Oregon Sports Summit. This year's event will be a virtual experience presented over three successive mornings Oct. 27-29. This event welcomes sports event planners, leaders of sports organizations, sports venue and facility operators, vendors, and others from the Oregon sports community to educate, support and inspire event planners to achieve success.
To learn more about the event or register, please visit
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