Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon)

Present Duties

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This building in Salem houses the Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon) offices. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The Oregon Tourism Commission, doing business as Travel Oregon, drives economic growth and job creation by strengthening tourism throughout the state. The commission works to enhance visitors’ experiences by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional qualities of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening the economic impact of the state’s $10.8 billion tourism industry, which employs more than 105,000 Oregonians.

Created in 1995 and made semi-independent by the Legislature in 2003, Travel Oregon is led by a nine-member governor-appointed board and employs 43 staff members, who market the state with inspirational and innovative advertising campaigns, publications, destination development and community enrichment, and who manage the state’s Welcome Centers. Travel Oregon works with local communities, industry associations, government agencies and private businesses in the implementation of its industry and legislatively approved biennial strategic plan.

The agency ensures broad economic impact across the state by partnering with Oregon’s regional tourism associations.

Agency Website

Contact Information

Address: Headquarters: 250 Church St. SE, Suite 100, Salem 97301; 319 SW Washington St., Suite 700, Portland 97204
Phone: 971-717-6205
Fax: 971-717-6215
General Email: info@traveloregon.com
Contact: Todd Davidson, CEO
Rules Coordinator: Sarah Watson
Records Officer Email: Todd Davidson
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 284.101-284.146
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings from This Agency
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. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
 
Title: Photographs and Negatives, Tourism and Travel
Dates: ca. 1935-1984
Cubic Ft.: 22.55