Front Page News Features Oregon

Front Page News, a nationally broadcast television producer specializing in thirty minute and short-form Public Television stories highlighting specific industries and topics, spent some time in Oregon this fall. They  produced a video with Travel Oregon CEO, Todd Davidson, showcasing the economic impact and the health benefits of travel and tourism.
Nationally, the tourism industry contributes $947 billion to the country’s economy, directly employing 15.1 million Americans. And in Oregon, tourism is an $11.3 billion industry, directly employing more than 109,000 Oregonians, with secondary impacts that generate another 56,900 jobs.  

SATW Recap

Travel Oregon supported Travel Portland in hosting more than 300 members of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)  for their annual conference held Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 in Portland.  SATW is the premier association of travel journalists and destination associates in the United States and Canada. 
In partnership with all seven Regional Destination Management Organizations, Travel Oregon developed and hosted 44 members on 10 pre and post tours that highlighted each of the region’s natural wonders, culinary delights and authentic experiences. In addition, Travel Oregon hosted an evening event called “Oregon Trails to Tales” at the Jupiter Hotel where attendees were treated to regional chef specialties, craft beverages and Oregon swag.
Feedback from attendees and partners has been outstanding. We anticipate more coverage inspired by these tours including this coverage in the Huffington Post featuring the Columbia River Gorge. 

2018 IITA Summit

Travel Portland is the official host of the 2018 International Inbound Travel Association (IITA) Summit, Feb. 4-7. The summit is a one-on-one appointment marketplace for inbound tour operators and U.S. suppliers to plan travel for international visitors. IITA also provides a variety of educational sessions on topics that can help you shape your strategies for the coming year.
For more information and to register, go hereIf you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Regional Tourism Dashboards

The Regional Cooperative Tourism Program (RCTP) has worked extensively with Regional Destination Management Organizations (RDMOs) to develop biennial regional tourism management plans.  To see regional plans, view our newly developed regional dashboards that include thorough descriptions of regional tactics, goals and progress toward completion.  

Tools, Tips and Takeaways Marketing Webinar 

Travel Oregon and ORLA, in conjunction with Sparkloft Media, have developed a quarterly webinar series designed to share expertise, best practices and provide a forum for small tourism businesses to gain insight into the constantly evolving landscape of digital marketing.
Join us for the next webinar as experts from Miles Partnership, a strategic marketing agency focused exclusively on travel and tourism, covers how to measure your marketing efforts and create forward thinking marketing solutions. 
Register here to participate in the Dec. 8 analytics webinar. 
Upcoming Events
Dec. 4, 2017 
Sandy, Ore. 

Travel Oregon 101
Dec. 4, 2017 
Mt. Hood, Ore. 

Oregon Tourism Commission Briefing

Dec. 5, 2017 
Mt. Hood, Ore. 

Oregon Tourism Commission Meeting
Dec. 5-7, 2017
Welches, Ore.

ODMO Winter Conference

Dec. 14, 2017 

OTIS Training
Jan. 3, 2018

OTIS Training
Feb. 2-3, 2018
Eugene, Ore. 
Oregon Sports Summit
Feb. 4-7, 2018 
Portland, Ore.

IITA Summit


Feb. 28, 2018
Oregon Travel & Tourism Awards Nominations


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