Oregon Tourism Commission

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The Oregon Tourism Commission, which does business as Travel Oregon, is a semi-independent agency of the government of Oregon based in the state capital of Salem.[1] The agency is run by a nine-member board appointed by the governor,[2] and governs several programs that work to grow the state economy by promoting tourism.[3] Governor John Kitzhaber has said that the tourism industry "is an important part of Oregon's economy that generates nearly $9 billion in the state."[2] The agency was created by the Oregon Legislature in 2003, and is funded by a 1% statewide transient lodging tax.[4]


Travel Oregon partners with the Oregon Travel Information Council, another semi-independent state agency, to provide information to travelers on Oregon's highways.[5]


  1. ^ "Oregon Tourism Commission (Travel Oregon)". Oregon Blue Book. Oregon State Archives. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Governor Appoints New Members to Oregon Tourism Commission" (Press release). Travel Oregon. June 30, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Oregon Tourism Commission". Travel Oregon. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ "About the Oregon Tourism Commission". Travel Oregon. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Our Partners". Oregon Travel Information Council. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 

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