Regional Investments in Tourism

According to Oregon statutes, the Oregon Tourism Commission (OTC) may invest state dollars in Oregon’s tourism industry regionally, and will appropriate 20┬ápercent 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 Management 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.

Want more information about Regional Investments in Tourism?

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. Teresa O'Neill
  2. Harry Dalgaard