Sustainable Tourism Development

Welcome to Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Travel Network – Travel Oregon Forever.

Travel Oregon Forever

Oregon has had a long history of being sustainability pioneers, from the passing of one of the nation’s first comprehensive bottle bills and recycling programs, to progressive land use laws, to developing one of the most diverse transportation systems in the United States – Oregon has been at the forefront of protecting and preserving our natural and human capital. Now, Travel Oregon invites you to help make a better Oregon and a wise investment in your business and participate in Travel Oregon Forever programming, including:

Committing to the triple bottom line approach to sustainability (people, planet, and profit) has its merits; more than 55 million Americans think of themselves as sustainable travelers. Even more are willing to pay a premium to use a travel company that strives to protect and preserve the environment. Oregon travel businesses are leading the way in sustainable travel practices, and Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Travel Network, Travel Oregon Forever, will help you make the most of this promising travel trend!

By certifying and promoting your environmentally responsible business, as the Green Seal program declares – one of the most rigorous certification programs out there – you can:

  • Improve the environment by reducing toxic pollution and waste, conserving resources and habitats, and minimizing global warming and ozone depletion
  • Increase the health and well-being of your customers, particularly those most affected by product choice, such as schoolchildren, service staff, and the elderly
  • Demonstrate that environmentally responsible products and services can meet or exceed performance and quality expectations
  • Gain access to new customers and high-value niche markets
  • Increase customer loyalty among your core clientele
  • Improve community relations
  • Boost your profitability and enhance your brand

With your commitment to sustainable practices and the stewardship of our state, we can make Oregon a better place to live and visit, now and forever.

See the left sidebar for a full sweet of our sustainability programming and additional information and resources.

About the Video: The Travel Oregon Forever Fund (formerly known as the Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund) video, produced by Maser Films, is designed to educate people about the Fund and inspire them get Give Back to Oregon. If are interested in learning how to become a Fund participating business or a Fund beneficiary, please go here

Sustainable Travel Network

  1. Grant Funding Available Through Federal Lands Access Program

    Are you involved in any large projects that access or are on federal land in Oregon? The call for proposals…

  2. National Geographic Honors Travel Oregon

    Travel Oregon finished as a finalist for the Destination Leadership category of the prestigious National Geographic World Legacy Awards presented earlier this month at…

  3. Travel Oregon Forever Fund – Giving Week

    Travel Oregon marked Feb. 8-15 as “Giving Week” in a promotion to spark awareness for the Travel Oregon Forever Fund.…

  4. Oregon’s Visitors Give Back to Local Communities through Innovative Travel Philanthropy Program

    Since 2012, visitors to Oregon contributed more than $90,000 to enhance communities across the state through an innovative philanthropy program…

  5. Oregon Hosts Inaugural Travel & Tourism Collective Impact Summit

    Last month, Oregon welcomed industry and sustainability leaders to the Travel and Tourism Collective Impact Summit. The Summit provided a…

Want more information about Sustainable Tourism Development?

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

  1. Harry Dalgaard
  2. Andrew Grossmann