The commission does business as Travel Oregon and is charged with strengthening tourism throughout the state. They provide information, resources and trip-planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional qualities of Oregon.
Travel Oregon is semi-independent and led by a nine-member governor-appointed board. They employ 47 staff members responsible for the stewardship of the state as a travel destination for domestic and international visitors. Functions include advertising campaigns, publications, destination development, community enrichment initiatives and managing the state’s Welcome Centers. Travel Oregon works with local communities, industry partners, government agencies and private businesses to implement its 10-year strategic vision.
The agency ensures broad economic impact throughout the state by partnering with Oregon’s Regional Destination Management organizations in the state’s seven tourism regions.
The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee.
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Title: Photographs and Negatives, Tourism and Travel
Dates: ca. 1935-1984
Cubic Ft.: 22.55