Articles tagged “oregon”

Solar Eclipse Tourism Numbers May Not Have Lived Up to Expectations in Some Towns

Solar Eclipse Tourism Numbers May Not Have Lived Up to Expectations in Some Towns

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press

We'll have to wait for the register receipts to be tallied but some towns — for whatever reasons — didn't get the mad crush of tourists they were expecting for the great solar eclipse. In Oregon there were some wildfires, and in other states clouds got in the way here and there. The biggest takeaway was that the moon stole the show.

2 years ago

Solar Eclipse Tourist Influx In Oregon and Idaho Could Be Impacted by Traffic, Wildfires or Weather

Solar Eclipse Tourist Influx In Oregon and Idaho Could Be Impacted by Traffic, Wildfires or Weather

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Forget about what's going to happen in the sky. On the sidewalks of Weiser, Idaho, population 5,500, townsfolk may never see anything like this again as 20,000 visitors are expected on Monday. Similar scenes are expected in small towns across the U.S. that are anticipating a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2 years ago

Pot Tourism Hasn’t Changed the Oregon Economy But It’s an Ancillary Service

Pot Tourism Hasn’t Changed the Oregon Economy But It’s an Ancillary Service

Jonathan Bach, Associated Press

Tourists can add buying weed to their things to do list when traveling the Pacific Coast of Oregon. Pot tourism isn't transforming Oregon tourism — just think of it as an additive to the state's diversity of offerings.

2 years ago

Oregon’s National Parks Are Being ‘Loved to Death’ Due to Tourism Growth

Oregon’s National Parks Are Being ‘Loved to Death’ Due to Tourism Growth

Associated Press

Overtourism is negatively impacting Oregon's fragile nature reserves, creating a challenge of priorities between driving tourism growth and protecting why visitors are coming to the state in the first place.

3 years ago

Travel Oregon Begins Advertising and Content Marketing on The Onion

Travel Oregon Begins Advertising and Content Marketing on The Onion

Associated Press

While we like the idea of seeing a travel brand try a new publisher, we're nervous on behalf of Travel Oregon about the sponsored content element. Fingers crossed.

3 years ago

Oregon Is Latest Destination to See Its Vineyards as Tourist Draw

Oregon Is Latest Destination to See Its Vineyards as Tourist Draw

Greg Stiles, Associated Press

Oregon should begin thinking of both smart tourism management and smart promotions to bets take advantage of the acclaim and interest.

3 years ago

Travel Portland CEO on Acting Like a First-Tier Destination

Travel Portland CEO on Acting Like a First-Tier Destination

Greg Oates, Skift

Portland's indie spirit is paying dividends to help position the city in the global travel market as a place where creativity and innovation is valued and fostered to help connect visitors and locals.

4 years ago

Wanted: Seattle Hipsters to Bolster Small Town’s Tourism

Wanted: Seattle Hipsters to Bolster Small Town’s Tourism

Associated Press

Travel Pendleton has some good ideas about making the town more attractive for out-of-town tourists but putting up a few billboards in Seattle isn't necessarily the answer.

4 years ago

Uber Gets the Heave Ho From Eugene, OR

Uber Gets the Heave Ho From Eugene, OR

Associated Press

Uber needs to get over this technology platform argument. Even when it plays at a disadvantage to entrenched powers it's got a better product for consumers (and drivers in most cases, too).

4 years ago

Oregon Ski Areas Claim They Need Liability Protection to Survive

Oregon Ski Areas Claim They Need Liability Protection to Survive

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press

No one wants to claim ultimate responsibility in these cases, least of all the often small, rural businesses that can quickly be significantly impacted by one or several lawsuits.

4 years ago

Conflicting Marijuana Laws in U.S. States Create Conflict for Travelers

Conflicting Marijuana Laws in U.S. States Create Conflict for Travelers

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

Like guns or any other regulated objects, travelers must think twice when crossing state lines or risk ending up in jail.

5 years ago

Travel Oregon Takes on the 7 Wonders of the World in New Ad Campaign

Travel Oregon Takes on the 7 Wonders of the World in New Ad Campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Travel Oregon does a great job ticking every box on the online campaign checklist, and an even better job at creating beautiful original imagery to push the message along on social.

5 years ago