Sustainable Tourism Development
Welcome to Travel Oregon’s Sustainable Travel Network – 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:
- Sustainable Business Challenge
- Sustainable Transportation Development
- Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund
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 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
July 30, 2014
Oregon Convention Center Achieves Highest Level of International Sustainability Standard Certification
Congratulations to the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) for achieving Level Four certification for the ASTM Standard pertaining to the evaluation and…
July 25, 2014
The National Tour Association (NTA), the leading association for professional tour operators, is bringing its annual retreat, Contact, to Portland, Aug.7-9. The…
July 2, 2014
The Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund (OTPF) supports projects that preserve Oregon’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage, and enriches communities’ economic…
June 19, 2014
Newberg’s A to Z Wineworks has become the first winery to earn Oregon’s “B Corporation” status by “using the power…
May 22, 2014
Are you working on a project involving recreational trails, and need additional funding? The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)…
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