Why Attend

Network. Learn. Be Inspired.

Who is the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism for? You.

In Oregon, we take a broad view of our travel and tourism industry, so it includes those with direct and indirect contact with visitors.
Destination Marketing Organizations & Chambers of CommerceVisitor AttractionsTour Operators & Guides
Restaurants, Food & Beverage, WineriesLodging, Campgrounds & RV ParksConcierges, Visitor & Welcome Center Front Line Staff
Cities, Counties & Economic Development AgenciesMarketing AgenciesTravel Writers & Media
National, State & Local Park ManagersIndustry AssociationsTourism & Hospitality Industry Students


How will the conference benefit my organization and me?

Some benefits are intangible. Others are nuggets of information uniquely suited to your business.
Foster relationships with Oregon’s key travel and tourism industry players - an unparalleled resource for individuals new to the industry or to the state and those who want to become more involved at a local, regional, state or national level
Opportunity to meet your regional partners.
Learn more about the seven Regional Destination Management Organizations
Access to a full range of industry suppliers and vendors that choose to participate in the Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Professional development is yours for the taking. Find a mentor or become one. Meet partners who can further your career aspirations, discover steps on the “career ladder” in new places, learn of open positions and add to your skills inventory and resume
A complete directory of conference attendees, exhibitors and suppliers, including; Oregon Tourism Commissioners, Travel Oregon staff, RDMO representatives, Local Destination Marketing Organizations, state and local economic development, & other tourism industry organizations


Want more information about Why Attend?

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

  1. Carole Astley, CMP
  2. Kendra Perry, CMP