Articles tagged “portland”

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Portland Embraces Its Local Maker Culture to Win Over Meeting Planners

Portland Embraces Its Local Maker Culture to Win Over Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, SkiftX

Travel Portland's convention sales team is promoting the idea that "individuals attract individuals" to show conference planners how the city celebrates a diverse spectrum of local makers with a unique and creative point of view.

9 months ago

Travel on Tap: The Rise of Craft Beer Tourism

Travel on Tap: The Rise of Craft Beer Tourism

Greg, Skift

Craft Beer is big business in America with a proven ability engage a new travel consumer who will spend added dollars to visit local neighborhoods and beer-themed events.

2 years ago

The Smart Tourism Groups Already Leveraging the Pokémon Craze

The Smart Tourism Groups Already Leveraging the Pokémon Craze

Greg Oates, Skift

Since people are already wandering city streets in search of Pokémons, tourism marketers are trying to guide them to local attractions where the little monsters are supposedly in abundance

2 years ago

Portland’s New Rules for Uber and Lyft Include Surcharges and Disabled Access

Portland’s New Rules for Uber and Lyft Include Surcharges and Disabled Access

Associated Press

So far, disruptors like Uber and Airbnb have been allowed to ignore ADA rules and other regulations that require equal access or help lessen chances for discrimination. If they want to grow up to be legit companies, they'll need to start playing by these rules.

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.

3 years ago

How Uber Conquered Portland, Oregon

How Uber Conquered Portland, Oregon

Karen Weise, Bloomberg

The TL;DR version: Political muscle and questionable data equal success.

3 years ago

Uber Returns to Portland, Oregon With Conditions

Uber Returns to Portland, Oregon With Conditions

Steven DuBois, Associated Press

We are tired of saying thing but we'll say it again: When Uber plays by the rules it still wins.

4 years ago

Passengers Oddly Passionate About Portland Airport’s ’80s Era Carpet

Passengers Oddly Passionate About Portland Airport’s ’80s Era Carpet

Sheila V Kumar, Associated Press

Keeping it weird, indeed.

4 years ago

Airbnb Faces Big Fines in Portland if Hosts Don’t Get City Permits

Airbnb Faces Big Fines in Portland if Hosts Don’t Get City Permits

Dan Peltier, Skift

While hosts have to shell out the permit fee, it's sites like Airbnb who stand to lose more, at least for now, from hosts' unwillingness to comply as these sites face fines unless they force hosts to obey local laws.

4 years ago

Portland Airport Imports City’s Food Carts for Flyers

Portland Airport Imports City’s Food Carts for Flyers

Associated Press

Airports have gone local and the cart on the street corner may now appear in your airport's restaurant area or along a corridor as you get near your gate.

4 years ago

Provenance Hotels Integrates Local Products to Elevate Guest Experience

Provenance Hotels Integrates Local Products to Elevate Guest Experience

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Raising awareness about local products is good for guests and the business community and it is something that more hotels, gateways to a destination, should integrate to align themselves with their customers' interests.

4 years ago

Portland, Oregon Worries About the Over-Sharing Vacation Rental Economy

Portland, Oregon Worries About the Over-Sharing Vacation Rental Economy

The Oregonian

It's one thing to make widespread vacation rentals legal. It'a another to make it fit into the fabric of a city without repercussions.

4 years ago