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Tourism in Oregon has created over 115,000 jobs in the state, with 11,000 of those in Lane County. 

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With summer approaching, tourism officials are promoting Oregon’s wilderness and recreational opportunities. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, they’re also trying to alleviate fears over wildfire season.

In 2017, wildfires inflicted a $51 million loss to Oregon tourism. Several shutdown popular sites like Cougar Hot Springs and the Multnomah Falls Lodge.

Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon, says after back-to-back years of catastrophic wildfires, they’re getting their message out ahead of wildfire season.

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For the first time ever, travel spending in Lane County has passed the $1 billion mark.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, tourism officials are delighted.