Regional Investments in Tourism

According to Oregon statutes, the Oregon Tourism Commission (OTC) may invest state dollars in Oregon’s tourism industry regionally, and appropriate up to 15 percent of the state lodging tax revenue for use in cooperative regional and multi-regional marketing.

Significant time is spent working regionally and with local partners in an effort to optimize the economic impacts of tourism in Oregon. Planning summits and additional meetings aid in the development of effective regional strategies and encourage industry alignment.

Resources are available through direct distributions and grant programs that members of Oregon’s travel and tourism industry may apply for.

Seven Regional Destination Marketing Organizations (RDMOs) recognized by Travel Oregon develop and submit regional plan proposals for use of state dollars. By leveraging state dollars along with private and public resources, the RDMO’s work with Travel Oregon to bolster Oregon’s tourism economy.

Regional Investments in Tourism In Oregon

  1. Central Oregon Regional Tourism Plan

    The tourism region of Central Oregon lies on the eastern side of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, consisting of Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook…

  2. Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Plan

    The tourism region of Eastern Oregon represents nearly of one-third of the State of Oregon and includes the following 11…

  3. Greater Portland Regional Tourism Plan

    The tourism region of Greater Portland represents Clackamas County (portions of), Columbia County, Multnomah County (portions of), Washington County.  The tourism…

  4. Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge Regional Tourism Plan

    The tourism region of Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge consisting of portions of Multnomah, Wasco and Clackamas Counties, and all…

  5. Southern Oregon Regional Tourism Plan

    The tourism region of Southern Oregon consists of the following counties: Douglas (except coastal portion); Josephine; Jackson; Klamath; and Lake.  The Southern…

  6. Oregon Coast Regional Tourism Plan

    The tourism region of Oregon Coast  includes the counties of Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, Coos, Curry and the coastal portions of Lane…

  7. Willamette Valley Regional Tourism Plan

    The tourism region of Willamette Valley includes Benton, Linn, Marion, Polk, Yamhill and portions of Clackamas and Lane Counties. The region stretches…

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If you have additional questions or comments about Regional Investments in Tourism, please contact the appropriate member of the Travel Oregon staff listed below.

  1. Harry Dalgaard
  2. Scott West