Request for Qualifications – Regional Destination Management Organizations
The Oregon Tourism Commission (OTC), doing business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003 to enhance Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state’s $10.8 billion tourism industry.
Oregon law regarding use of state transient lodging tax stipulates that, “20 percent must be used to implement a Regional Cooperative Tourism Program“.
Travel Oregon is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from entities interested in seeking designation as a Regional Destination Management Organization (RDMO). Travel Oregon currently recognizes one RDMO for each of Oregon’s seven designated tourism regions.
Regional Destination Management Organizations are tasked with building and implementing a 2-year tourism destination management plan for their respective region based on the Regional Cooperative Tourism Program guidelines. The Regional Cooperative Tourism Program guidelines define eligibility, requirements and expectations of RDMOs.
The RFQ and all supporting documentation are due by Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. PST.
RFQ details and Regional Cooperative Tourism Program guidelines may be found at Industry.TravelOregon.com/RFQ
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