Travel Oregon

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If you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli movies like “My Neighbor Tortoro” or “Kikki’s Delivery Service”, then Travel Oregon’s recent tourism videos have likely intrigued you. But they may be coming to an end.

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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.

Oregon's Travel Industry Broke Records Last Year

May 28, 2018
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A new independent report from Dean Runyan Associates shows that 2017 was a record breaking year for Oregon’s travel industry.

City of Eugene

Eugene’s busiest summer month saw over 200,000 people attending three major events.


Karen Richards

Oregon communities struggling to create jobs will soon have access to tens of millions of dollars in state tourism funds. July 1st, a new lodging tax goes into effect. The city of Oakridge embraced mountain biking as its road to economic recovery. Residents there may consider several ways to further attract visitors.

Governor Kate Brown is leading a state delegation to Asia this week to promote Oregon tourism, business, and food products.

The governor is taking her delegation to Japan, China and Vietnam on the 9-day trade mission. About 50 public and private sector leaders, including ones from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Travel Oregon, and the Port of Portland, will be on the trip. The delegation has seven business development meetings scheduled.