Travel Oregon works with many organizations across the state to strengthen the tourism and hospitality industry. Depending on what stage of the game your involvement is within this industry, it’s our goal to provide you with valuable tools you can use to support your work. Our partners, several of which are listed below, offer many valuable resources as well:
Business Oregon – Are you looking to start a business in Oregon or looking for services to help your business grow? Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Community development assistance is also offered. http://www.oregon4biz.com/
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) – OPRD provides and protects outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations. The Oregon Scenic Bikeways Program and the Oregon Heritage Programs which work to preserve and protect our historic and cultural resources are both supported through OPRD. http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/parks/Pages/index.aspx
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) – ORLA works to advocate, protect, educate and promote Oregon’s foodservice and lodging industry. http://www.oregonrla.org/
Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) – OTE creates a positive visitor experience by providing directions to destinations, connecting travelers with Oregon’s resources, and ensuring safe and convenient travel. The agency manages the Oregon highway business signs, safety rest areas, Travel Plazas and information kiosks. They also administer the Oregon Heritage Tree and Oregon Historical Marker programs.
Oregon Wine Board (OWB) – OWB manages marketing, research and educational initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. OWB works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. Each May is deemed “Oregon Wine Month” with a multitude of tastings and special events happening across Oregon’s wineries. Take a look at the Oregon Wine Month toolkit for more information. http://oregonwine.org/